Optimising use of electronic health records to describe the presentation of rheumatoid arthritis in primary care:a strategy for developing code lists

Nicholson, Amanda and Ford, Elizabeth and Davies, Kevin A and Smith, Helen E and Rait, Greta and Tate, A Rosemary and Petersen, Irene and Cassell, Jackie (2013) Optimising use of electronic health records to describe the presentation of rheumatoid arthritis in primary care:a strategy for developing code lists. PLoS ONE, 8 (2). e54878. ISSN 1932-6203

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Abstract

Research using electronic health records (EHRs) relies heavily on coded clinical data. Due to variation in coding practices, it can be difficult to aggregate the codes for a condition in order to define cases. This paper describes a methodology to develop 'indicator markers' found in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA); these are a broader range of codes which may allow a probabilistic case definition to use in cases where no diagnostic code is yet recorded.

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Journal Article
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PLoS ONE
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66209
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17 Sep 2013 08:02
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Yes
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Published
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