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How accurate are diagnoses for rheumatoid arthritis and juvenile idiopathic arthritis in the general practice research database?

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OBJECTIVE: To identify characteristics that predict a valid rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) diagnosis among RA- and JIA-coded individuals in the General Practice Research Database (GPRD), and to assess limitations of this type of diagnostic validation. METHODS: Four RA and 2 JIA diagnostic groups were created with differing strengths of evidence of RA/JIA (Group 1 = strongest evidence), based on RA/JIA medical codes. Individuals were sampled from each group an...

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10.1002/art.24015

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
Role:
Author
Journal:
Arthritis and rheumatism
Volume:
59
Issue:
9
Pages:
1314-1321
Publication date:
2008-09-05
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EISSN:
1529-0131
ISSN:
0004-3591
URN:
uuid:a4693309-d2b4-44e5-b803-b2a4452a0924
Source identifiers:
126079
Local pid:
pubs:126079

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