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Ascertainment of chronic diseases using population health data: a comparison of health administrative data and patient self-report

Elizabeth Muggah12*, Erin Graves34, Carol Bennett34 and Douglas G Manuel134567

Author Affiliations

1 C.T. Lamont Primary Health Care Research Centre, Élisabeth Bruyère Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

2 Department of Family Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

3 Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

4 Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Ottawa and Toronto, Ontario, Canada

5 Health Analysis Division, Statistics Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

6 Department of Family Medicine and Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

7 Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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BMC Public Health 2013, 13:16  doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-16

Published: 9 January 2013

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Appendices. Appendix A. Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) respondents from Ontario individually linked to provincial health administrative data. Appendix B. Technical case ascertainment definitions used for the Institute of Clinical Evaluative Sciences' (ICES) Multiple Chronic Disease Database. Appendix C. Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) questions for chronic disease case ascertainment. Appendix D. Calculation of concordance measures.

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