Identification of incident myocardial infarction (MI) cases in a defined population using hospital discharge data and mortality data in combination has been suggested.
This method of case identification was compared to that of use of MI community registers set up in accordance with principles adopted in a World Health Organisation collaborative programme.
The comparison comprised data for four Swedish cities over a number of years.
On average 81% of incident hospital-treated cases below 65 years of age identified through MI community registers were found by the retrospective use of the method based on hospital discharge data and mortality data.
Of hospital-treated cases identified by the latter method, 83% were also found by the MI community registers.
Mots-clés Pascal : Europe, Infarctus, Myocarde, Epidémiologie, Méthodologie, Collecte donnée, Hôpital, Mortalité, Registre, Etude comparative, Identification, Homme, Cardiopathie coronaire, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Suède
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Europe, Infarct, Myocardium, Epidemiology, Methodology, Data gathering, Hospital, Mortality, Register, Comparative study, Identification, Human, Coronary heart disease, Cardiovascular disease, Sweden
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