Journal Article

Validation of hospital administrative dataset for adverse event screening.

Verelst S; Jacques J; Van den Heede K; Gillet P; Kolh P; Vleugels A; Sermeus W.

Use of administrative datasets to identify adverse events can be problematic, as these datasets are generally compiled for billing purposes and may lack specificity about clinical care processes. This study, conducted in Belgium, confirmed that an administrative dataset alone had only moderate accuracy for identifying inpatient adverse events.