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Mark TL, Lawrence W, Coffey RM
AHRQ Author: Lawrence W, Steiner C
The value of linking hospital discharge and mortality data for comparative effectiveness research.
The purpose of this paper was to demonstrate the value of linking state community hospital discharge data to vital statistics death files for research by conducting a comparative effectiveness analysis. The analysis revealed that in the matched cohort, in-hospital and 30-day postdischarge mortality rates were significantly lower following endovascular aneurysm repair than open aneurysm repair, but differences in the 1- and 5-year rates were not statistically significant.
Citation: Mark TL, Lawrence W, Coffey RM . The value of linking hospital discharge and mortality data for comparative effectiveness research. J Comp Eff Res 2013 Mar;2(2):175-84. doi: 10.2217/cer.13.4.
Keywords: Comparative Effectiveness, Data, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), Mortality, Surgery