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dc.contributor.authorBerlowitz, Dan R.
dc.contributor.authorBrandeis, Gary H.
dc.contributor.authorBrand, Harriet K.
dc.contributor.authorHalpern, Jay L.
dc.contributor.authorAsh, Arlene S.
dc.contributor.authorMoskowitz, Mark A.
dc.date2022-08-11T08:10:41.000
dc.date.accessioned2022-08-23T17:16:56Z
dc.date.available2022-08-23T17:16:56Z
dc.date.issued1996-03-01
dc.date.submitted2010-07-01
dc.identifier.citationJ Clin Epidemiol. 1996 Mar;49(3):289-92. <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0895-4356(95)00515-3">Link to article on publisher's site</a>
dc.identifier.issn0895-4356 (Linking)
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/0895-4356(95)00515-3
dc.identifier.pmid8676175
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14038/47513
dc.description.abstractAdministrative databases for long-term care frequently collect information on fixed dates of the calendar year, rather than for entire episodes of care. Patients discharged or dying prior to an evaluation date are lost to follow-up. We used one such database, the VA Patient Assessment File, to examine pressure ulcer occurrence in long-term care. Clinical studies have established that most pressure ulcers develop during the first several weeks following admission. In these data, however, pressure ulcer development was less common in patients assessed within 2 months following admission, as compared to those examined at 3 to 6 months. This finding appears to be related to the selective discharge of patients, which makes these patient populations noncomparable. These results highlight that care must be exercised when interpreting results obtained from such administrative data.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.relation<a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?db=pubmed&cmd=Retrieve&list_uids=8676175&dopt=Abstract">Link to Article in PubMed</a>
dc.relation.urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0895-4356(95)00515-3
dc.subjectAged
dc.subjectAged, 80 and over
dc.subjectCohort Studies
dc.subject*Data Interpretation, Statistical
dc.subjectFemale
dc.subjectHumans
dc.subjectInformation Systems
dc.subjectLength of Stay
dc.subjectLong-Term Care
dc.subjectMale
dc.subjectMiddle Aged
dc.subjectNursing Homes
dc.subjectPressure Ulcer
dc.subjectBiostatistics
dc.subjectEpidemiology
dc.subjectHealth Services Research
dc.titleEvaluating pressure ulcer occurrence in long-term care: pitfalls in interpreting administrative data
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.source.journaltitleJournal of clinical epidemiology
dc.source.volume49
dc.source.issue3
dc.identifier.legacycoverpagehttps://escholarship.umassmed.edu/qhs_pp/649
dc.identifier.contextkey1378795
html.description.abstract<p>Administrative databases for long-term care frequently collect information on fixed dates of the calendar year, rather than for entire episodes of care. Patients discharged or dying prior to an evaluation date are lost to follow-up. We used one such database, the VA Patient Assessment File, to examine pressure ulcer occurrence in long-term care. Clinical studies have established that most pressure ulcers develop during the first several weeks following admission. In these data, however, pressure ulcer development was less common in patients assessed within 2 months following admission, as compared to those examined at 3 to 6 months. This finding appears to be related to the selective discharge of patients, which makes these patient populations noncomparable. These results highlight that care must be exercised when interpreting results obtained from such administrative data.</p>
dc.identifier.submissionpathqhs_pp/649
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Quantitative Health Sciences
dc.source.pages289-92


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