Validity of diagnoses of chronic diseases in general practice : the application of diagnostic criteria.
Certainty of a diagnosis is not only important for the patient but also for morbidity studies.
In the absence of a gold standard, agreement with diagnostic criteria is often the best approach in measuring the certainty of a diagnosis.
The agreement with diagnostic criteria has been studied for 5 chronic diseases (hypertension, chronic ischemic heart disease, diabetes mellitus, chronic nonspecific lung disease and osteoarthritis) in 7 general practices with a total practice population of 23,534 persons.
Agreement with diagnostic criteria is operationalized into 3 categories.
For each chronic disease a diagnostic quality measure per general practitioner is computed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Diagnostic, Dossier médical, Maladie, Critère, Validité, Accord, Médecin généraliste, Chronique, Homme, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Pays Bas, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Diagnosis, Medical record, Disease, Criterion, Validity, Agreement, General practitioner, Chronic, Human, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Netherlands, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0517068
Code Inist : 002B30A01A1. Création : 199406.