Journal article

Reliability of the Manitoba Mental Health Management Information System for research

JR Robinson, DJ Tataryn

CANADIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY-REVUE CANADIENNE DE PSYCHIATRIE | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 1997

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To determine the accuracy of data contained in Manitoba's Mental Health Management Information System (MHMIS) as compared with client charts and to determine which factors influence completeness and accuracy. METHODS: Data on diagnosis, open date and close date, demographic information, and contact information were obtained from client charts and compared with data extracted from the MHMIS. Semistructured interviews were conducted with individuals who contribute data to the MHMIS. RESULTS: Data on required demographic variables, primary diagnosis, and open and close dates are highly similar in the 2 sources. The correlation between data sources on the number of client contacts is..

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