A pragmatic approach for measuring data quality in primary care databases

Dungey, Sheena, Beloff, Natalia, Puri, Shivani, Boggon, Rachael, Williams, Tim and Tate, A Rosemary (2014) A pragmatic approach for measuring data quality in primary care databases. In: Biomedical and Health Informatics (BHI), 2014 IEEE-EMBS International Conference on, 1-4 June, 2014, Valencia, Spain.

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Abstract

There is currently no widely recognised methodology for undertaking data quality assessment in electronic health records used for research. In an attempt to address this, we have developed a protocol for measuring and monitoring data quality in primary care research databases, whereby practice-based data quality measures are tailored to the intended use of the data. Our approach was informed by an in-depth investigation of aspects of data quality in the Clinical Practice Research Datalink Gold database and presentations of the results to data users. Although based on a primary care database, much of our proposed approach would be equally applicable to other health care databases.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General) > R858 Computer applications to medicine. Medical informatics
Depositing User: Rosemary Tate
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2014 10:45
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2014 10:45
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/49519

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