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  1. Reliability of hospital data for population-based studies of air pollution.

    Article - En anglais

    The use of hospital databases for research into the respiratory effects of air pollution has an questioned.

    In an attempt to address that issue, reabstracts of 1 279 discharge records from 14 Montreal hospitals were compared with the universal health insurance database of Quebec.

    Agreement levels on discharge diagnoses were 94.9% for asthma; 75.5% for all other respiratory diagnoses combined, including upper airway infections, pneumonia, and coronary obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (90% after ignoring disagreements be tween closely related respiratory diagnoses); and 93.1% for a nonrespiratory comparison group.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Pollution air, Toxicité, Homme, Base donnée, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Dossier médical, Fiabilité, Hôpital, Canada, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Epidémiologie, Information, Asthme, Pneumonie, Bronchopneumopathie obstructive

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Air pollution, Toxicity, Human, Database, Respiratory disease, Medical record, Reliability, Hospital, Canada, North America, America, Epidemiology, Information, Asthma, Pneumonia, Obstructive pulmonary disease

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 93-0571704

    Code Inist : 002B03M02. Création : 199406.