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  1. An analysis of hospital discharge index as a trauma data base.

    Article - En anglais

    Study Objective 

    To document the validity of a Hospital Discharge Index (HDI) as a data base on injured patients.

    Design 

    Patient information in trauma registries was compared with information in HDI.

    Population : Injured patients admitted to trauma centers.

    Methods 

    Patients in HDI were crossmatched with individuals in one of two trauma registries using deterministic matching techniques.

    Agreement regarding the presence and severity of injury was assessed.

    Results 

    A comprehensive trauma registry from a level I trauma center and HDI agreed on the presence of an injury in each of 6 body regions over a range of kappa values from 0.17 to 0.71.

    The severity of injury score assigned by the two data bases demonstrated agreement over a range of intraclass correlation values from 0.12 to 0.82.

    Conclusion 

    HDI provides adequate information concerning injury for the majority of hospitalized patients, but was primarily limited by incomplete information.

    Efforts to improve HDI should focus on guidelines for data abstraction.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Traumatisme, Epidémiologie, Homme, Etude comparative, Oregon, Source information, Milieu hospitalier, Base donnée, Registre, Classification, Sortie hôpital, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Trauma, Epidemiology, Human, Comparative study, Oregon, Information source, Hospital environment, Database, Register, Classification, Hospital discharge, United States, North America, America

    Logo du centre Notice produite par :
    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 96-0069466

    Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199608.