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A scoping review of the methodological approaches used in retrospective chart reviews to validate adverse event rates in administrative data.

Connolly A, Kirwan M, Matthews A. A scoping review of the methodological approaches used in retrospective chart reviews to validate adverse event rates in administrative data. Int J Qual Health Care. 2024;36(2):mzae037. doi:10.1093/intqhc/mzae037.

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May 29, 2024
Connolly A, Kirwan M, Matthews A. Int J Qual Health Care. 2024;36(2):mzae037.
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Administrative datasets offer an efficient method of identifying potential adverse events (AE) but only if they accurately represent a patient’s hospitalization. Retrospective chart reviews are a common way to validate administrative datasets, and this review identified 56 such studies. A variety of methods, sampling strategies, and accuracy rates were identified. A consensus approach to definitions and validation strategies is needed.

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Connolly A, Kirwan M, Matthews A. A scoping review of the methodological approaches used in retrospective chart reviews to validate adverse event rates in administrative data. Int J Qual Health Care. 2024;36(2):mzae037. doi:10.1093/intqhc/mzae037.

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