Thesis / Dissertation

Clinical Data Linkage in Spinal Cord Injury

Jane Dominique Moon, Mary Galea (ed.)

Published : 2019


ABSTRACT Introduction This is the first Australian longitudinal retrospective study on the patients with traumatic Spinal Cord Injury (SCI), over a 14-year period, showing the trends of disease as well as health service utilization. This study involved linking Intensive Care Unit (ICU) datasets with Victorian Admitted Episodes Dataset (VAED) and Victorian Emergency Minimum Dataset (VEMD) from three major hospitals to work out determinants for disability, as well as co-morbidities. From the collected data, the study provides frameworks for chronic disease such as SCI and developed a prototype that can be used to bring the information together to be utilized by clinicians, patients and care..

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