The aim of our validation study was to assess the quality of hospital data for perinatal algorithms on a national level. In each hospital, we selected 150 discharge abstracts of delivery (after 22 weeks of gestation), in 2014, and their corresponding medical records. Overall, 23 hospitals were included and 3,246 discharge abstracts were studied.
This first national validation study of several case-funding algorithms using various perinatal variables suggests that the French national hospital discharge abstracts database is an appropriate data source for epidemiological studies.
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