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The reliability of diagnostic coding in psychiatric case registers.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2594895     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In total, 103 cases were randomly selected from the Groningen, Nottingham and South Verona registers. Six raters (two in each of the register areas) were involved in coding these cases according to the ICD-9. In general, interrater agreement was satisfactory when codes were grouped into a limited number of categories. Nevertheless, considerable variation in agreement rates was found. We distinguished three steps in the diagnostic process. The selected logistic model showed that reliability is significantly affected in each step, but only substantial in the first where clinicians formulate a diagnosis.
S Sytema; R Giel; G H ten Horn; M Balestrieri; N Davies
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychological medicine     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0033-2917     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychol Med     Publication Date:  1989 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-01-16     Completed Date:  1990-01-16     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1254142     Medline TA:  Psychol Med     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  999-1006     Citation Subset:  IM    
Afdeling Sociale Psychiatrie, Rijks Universiteit Groningen, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Mental Disorders / diagnosis*
Middle Aged
Models, Statistical

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