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Factors Associated with Stroke Coding Quality: A Comparison of Registry and Administrative Data

Olivia F Ryan, Merilyn Riley, Dominique A Cadilhac, Nadine E Andrew, Sibilah Breen, Kate Paice, Sam Shehata, Vijaya Sundararajan, Natasha A Lannin, Joosup Kim, Monique F Kilkenny

Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases | ELSEVIER | Published : 2021


BACKGROUND: The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th Revision, Australian Modification (ICD-10-AM) codes are commonly used to identify patients with diseases or clinical conditions for epidemiological research. We aimed to determine the diagnostic agreement and factors associated with a clinician-assigned stroke diagnosis in a national registry and the ICD-10-AM codes recorded in government-held administrative data. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data from 39 hospitals (2009-2013) participating in the Australian Stroke Clinical Registry (AuSCR) were linked and merged with person-level administrative data. The AuSCR clinician-assigned stroke diagnosis..

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