volume 20, issue 1, P12-19 2005
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcrc.2004.09.007
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Abstract: The Charlson index is commonly used for risk adjustment in critical care health services research. However, the literature supporting this methodology has not been thoroughly explored. We systematically reviewed the literature related to administrative database adaptations of the Charlson index. Our review has 3 major findings. First, 2 studies compared Canadian administrative databases with chart review for obtaining Charlson comorbidity data. Agreement between the database and chart review was substantial (k…

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