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Assessing the Validity of Administrative Data Using Clinical Medical Records

Research Report Dec 2, 2009
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Final Report

We performed a methodologic study to demonstrate the feasibility of an academic-Clinical Data Abstraction Center (CDAC) partnership to verify hospitalization study outcomes using clinical records. The specific aims of this proposal were as follows:

  1. Demonstrate the feasibility of obtaining approval and waiver of HIPAA authorization from an academic institutional review board to permit verification of outcomes without patient consent via an academic-CDAC partnership.
  2. Demonstrate the feasibility of obtaining Data Use Agreements from CMS that permit validation of hospitalization outcomes, without patient consent, using an academic-CDAC partnership;
  3. Demonstrate the feasibility of a CDAC obtaining, for research purposes, hospital records corresponding to CMS data likely to be used by researchers for studies of comparative effectiveness;
  4. Identify barriers to the proposed model, strategies to overcome or avoid them, and potential improvements to the model;
  5. Measure the positive predictive value of a specific outcome that might be employed in studies of comparative effectiveness.

Project Timeline

Assessing the Validity of Administrative Data Using Clinical Medical Records

Jan 1, 2005
Topic Initiated
Dec 2, 2009
Research Report
Page last reviewed November 2017
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Internet Citation: Research Report: Assessing the Validity of Administrative Data Using Clinical Medical Records. Content last reviewed November 2017. Effective Health Care Program, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.

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