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Manual versus automated coding of free-text self-reported medication data in the 45 and Up Study: a validation study

Gnjidic, Donijela; Pearson, Sallie-Anne; Hilmer, Sarah; Basilakis, Jim; Schaffer, Andrea. L; Blyth, Fiona; Banks, Emily


Background: Increasingly, automated methods are being used to code free-text medication data, but evidence on the validity of these methods is limited. Aim: To examine the accuracy of automated coding of previously keyed in free-text medication data compared with manual coding of original handwritten free-text responses (the ‘gold standard’). Methods: A random sample of 500 participants (475 with and 25 without medication data in the free-text box) enrolled in the 45 and Up Study was...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Public Health Research & Practice
DOI: 10.17061/phrp2521518
Access Rights: Open Access


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