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Validating administrative data for the detection of adverse events in older hospitalized patients.

Ackroyd-Stolarz S; Bowles SK; Giffin L.

This validation study found that diagnostic codes in administrative data for hospital-related complications such as pressure ulcers, falls, and adverse drug events accurately reflect the presence of these events in the medical record. This suggests that administrative data can be used to assess the incidence of these complications.