Journal article

Linking administrative data sets of inpatient infectious diseases diagnoses in far North Queensland: a cohort profile

Damon P Eisen, Emma S McBryde, Luke Vasanthakumar, Matthew Murray, Miriam Harings, Oyelola Adegboye

BMJ Open | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2020


PURPOSE: To design a linked hospital database using administrative and clinical information to describe associations that predict infectious diseases outcomes, including long-term mortality. PARTICIPANTS: A retrospective cohort of Townsville Hospital inpatients discharged with an International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems 10th Revision Australian Modification code for an infectious disease between 1 January 2006 and 31 December 2016 was assembled. This used linked anonymised data from: hospital administrative sources, diagnostic pathology, pharmacy dispensing, public health and the National Death Registry. A Created Study ID was used as the central identifier to pro..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by a financial grant from the Townsville Hospital and Health Service Study Education Research Trust Account.