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Título: Quality in Hospital Administrative Databases
Autor: Freitas, Alberto
Gaspar, Juliano
Rocha, Nuno
Marreiros, Goreti
Costa-Pereira, Altamiro
Palavras-chave: Administrative data
Hospital information systems
Data quality
Data quality problems
Measuring performance
Business intelligence
International classification of diseases
Data: 2014
Editora: Natural Sciences Publihing
Relatório da Série N.º: Applied Mathematics & Information Sciences;Vol. 8, nº 1L
Resumo: The clinical content of administrative databases includes, among others, patient demographic characteristics, and codes for diagnoses and procedures. The data in these databases is standardized, clearly defined, readily available, less expensive than collected by other means, and normally covers hospitalizations in entire geographic areas. Although with some limitations, this data is often used to evaluate the quality of healthcare. Under these circumstances, the quality of the data, for instance, errors, or it completeness, is of central importance and should never be ignored. Both the minimization of data quality problems and a deep knowledge about this data (e.g., how to select a patient group) are important for users in order to trust and to correctly interpret results. In this paper we present, discuss and give some recommendations for some problems found in these administrative databases. We also present a simple tool that can be used to screen the quality of data through the use of domain specific data quality indicators. These indicators can significantly contribute to better data, to give steps towards a continuous increase of data quality and, certainly, to better informed decision-making.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.22/5253
DOI: 10.12785/amis/081L01
ISSN: 1935-0090
2325-0399
Versão do Editor: http://www.naturalspublishing.com/Article.asp?ArtcID=4988
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