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Kazberouk A, Martin BI, Stevens JP
Validation of an administrative coding algorithm for classifying surgical indication and operative features of spine surgery.
The purpose of this study was to develop and validate an algorithm using administrative claims to identify both surgical indication and operative features in lumbar surgery as compared with the medical record review, taken as the “gold standard.” It found that claims data accurately reflected certain diagnoses and type of procedures, but were less accurate at characterizing operative features other than the surgical approach.
AHRQ-funded; HS018405; HS021695.
Citation: Kazberouk A, Martin BI, Stevens JP . Validation of an administrative coding algorithm for classifying surgical indication and operative features of spine surgery. Spine 2015 Jan 15;40(2):114-20. doi: 10.1097/brs.0000000000000682..
Keywords: Spinal Cord Injury, Surgery, Data