Reliability of COVID-19 case definitions in administrative and clinical databases (Q21-04)

Reliability of COVID-19 case definitions in administrative and clinical databases (Q21-04)

Q21-04

Overview

Background

Understanding the quality of diagnostic coding of COVID-19, particularly in outpatient settings where laboratory test results may not be readily available to coders or billers, is important for drug regulatory agencies that are actively studying drug use among patients with COVID-19. To our knowledge, the quality of COVID-19 diagnosis coding in emergency department records and outpatient physician claims has not been studied, and the quality of hospital discharge coding has not been studied in Canada.

Aim

This study will provide evidence of the validity of COVID-19 diagnoses recorded in hospital discharge abstracts, emergency department records, and outpatient physician service claims in multiple Canadian provinces (BC, ON and MB) using comprehensive, population-based SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid laboratory test results as the reference standard data source.

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Project Team

Project Co-Lead
Michael Paterson MSc
Content Expert
Christel Renoux PhD
Research Assistant
Carolina Moriello MSc
Site Investigator
Michael Paterson MSc
Ontario
Site Investigator
Colin R. Dormuth ScD
British Columbia
Site Investigator
Matthew Dahl BSc
Manitoba
Analyst
Fangyun Wu MSc
Ontario
Analyst
Anat Fisher MD, PhD
British Columbia
Analyst
Matthew Dahl BSc
Manitoba