Data linkage and computerised algorithmic coding to enhance individual clinical care for Aboriginal people living with chronic hepatitis B in the Northern Territory of Australia - Is it feasible?
Kelly Hosking, Geoffrey Stewart, Mikaela Mobsby, Steven Skov, Yuejen Zhao, Jiunn-Yih Su, Steven Tong, Peter Nihill, Joshua Davis, Christine Connors, Jane Davies
PLoS One | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2020
BACKGROUND: Chronic hepatitis B (CHB) is endemic in the Aboriginal population of Australia's Northern Territory (NT). However, many people's hepatitis B virus (HBV) status remains unknown. OBJECTIVE: 1. To maximise the utility of existing HBV test and vaccination data in the NT by creating a linked dataset and computerised algorithmic coding. 2. To undertake rigorous quality assurance processes to establish feasibility of using the linked dataset and computerised algorithmic coding for individual care for people living with CHB. METHODS: Step 1: We used deterministic data linkage to merge information from three separate patient databases. HBV testing and vaccination data from 2008-2016 was l..View full abstract