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Direct assessment of completeness of ascertainment in a stroke incidence study.

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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Validity of comparisons of stroke incidence between studies or time periods depends on the completeness of ascertainment. Ascertainment cannot be reliably assessed indirectly by statistical methods, such as capture-recapture. We report the first use of direct methods to determine the completeness of different ascertainment strategies in a population-based stroke incidence study (Oxford Vascular Study). METHODS: We assessed completeness of 2 different ascertainment str...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neuroscience, Biomedical Research Centre
Journal:
Stroke; a journal of cerebral circulation
Volume:
35
Issue:
9
Pages:
2041-2045
Publication date:
2004-09-05
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EISSN:
1524-4628
ISSN:
0039-2499
URN:
uuid:bc940c67-0ed7-484b-aa8e-4d28521c19c6
Source identifiers:
119386
Local pid:
pubs:119386

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