Data quality in European primary care research databases. Report of a workshop held in London September 2013

Tate, A Rosemary, Kalra, Dipak, Boggon, Rachael, Beloff, Natalia, Puri, Shivani and Williams, Tim (2014) Data quality in European primary care research databases. Report of a workshop held in London September 2013. In: Biomedical and Health Informatics (BHI), 2014 IEEE-EMBS International Conference on, 1-4 June, 2014, Valencia, Spain.

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Abstract

Primary care research databases provide a significant resource for health services and epidemiological research. However since data are recorded primarily for clinical care their suitability for research may vary widely according to the research application or recording practices of individual general practitioners. A methodological approach for characterising data quality is required. We describe a one-day workshop entitled “Towards a common protocol for measuring and monitoring data quality in European primary care research databases”. Researchers, database experts and clinicians were invited to give their perspectives on data quality and to exchange ideas on what data quality metrics should be made available to researchers. We report the main outcomes of this workshop, including a summary of the presentations and discussions and suggested way forward.

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: 16 Sep 2014 14:43
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2014 14:43
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/49520

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