Many studies demonstrating an association between race and the use of medical services have used hospital discharge abstract data.
The quality of the measures of race in such data sources has heretofore been unexplored.
Hospital discharge abstract data from New York State were used to identify 767 cardiac patients who had been admitted to a hospital twice.
Racial classifications during the two admissions were concordant 93.7% of the time.
Kappa was. 89 for Blacks, 72 for Whites, and. 43 for all other racial groups.
Mots-clés Pascal : Source information, Sortie hôpital, Dossier médical, Fiabilité, Classification, Race, Homme, New York, Méthodologie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Information source, Hospital discharge, Medical record, Reliability, Classification, Race, Human, New York, Methodology, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0491364
Code Inist : 002B30A01A1. Création : 199501.