Validation of the Recording of Acute Exacerbations of COPD in UK Primary Care Electronic Healthcare Records

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Chotirmall, SH, Rothnie, K, Müllerová, H, Hurst, JR, Smeeth, L, Davis, K, Thomas, SL and Quint, J. 2016. Validation of the Recording of Acute Exacerbations of COPD in UK Primary Care Electronic Healthcare Records. [Online]. Figshare. Available from: 10.1371/journal.pone.0151357

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Acute Exacerbations of COPD (AECOPD) identified from electronic healthcare records (EHR) are important for research, public health and to inform healthcare utilisation and service provision. However, there is no standardised method of identifying AECOPD in UK EHR. We aimed to validate the recording of AECOPD in UK EHR. We randomly selected 1385 patients with COPD from the Clinical Practice Research Datalink. We selected dates of possible AECOPD based on 15 different algorithms between January 2004 and August 2013. Questionnaires were sent to GPs asking for confirmation of their patients’ AECOPD on the dates identified and for any additional relevant information. Responses were reviewed independently by two respiratory physicians. Positive predictive value (PPV) and sensitivity were calculated.

Published in a 3rd party system Date: 9 March 2016
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Data Creators(s): Chotirmall, SH, Rothnie, K, Müllerová, H, Hurst, JR, Smeeth, L, Davis, K, Thomas, SL and Quint, J
LSHTM Faculty/Department: Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Non-Communicable Disease Epidemiology
Participating Institutions: London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

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