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External review and validation of the Swedish national inpatient register

Jonas F Ludvigsson12*, Eva Andersson3, Anders Ekbom2, Maria Feychting4, Jeong-Lim Kim3, Christina Reuterwall56, Mona Heurgren7 and Petra Otterblad Olausson7

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Paediatrics, Örebro University Hospital, Sweden

2 Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Department of Medicine, Karolinska University Hospital, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

3 Section of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

4 Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

5 Research Unit, Jämtland County, Sweden

6 Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umeå University, Sweden

7 Department of Statistics and Analyses, National Board of Health and Welfare, Stockholm, Sweden

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BMC Public Health 2011, 11:450  doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-450

Published: 9 June 2011

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Additional file 1:

Detailed description of the laws and regulations governing the Swedish Inpatient Register. Please see Title.

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Additional file 2:

Population data used to construct Figures 2 and 3. Population of Swedish Counties in1960 and 1990.

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Additional file 3:

Variables that could potentially add value to the Inpatient Register. This file lists a number of variables that could be added to the Inpatient Register.

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