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Assessing measures of comorbidity and functional status for risk adjustment to compare hospital performance for colorectal cancer surgery: a retrospective data-linkage study

Dobbins, Timothy A.; Badgery-Parker, Tim; Currow, David C.; Young, Jane M.

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BACKGROUND: Comparing outcomes between hospitals requires consideration of patient factors that could account for any observed differences. Adjusting for comorbid conditions is common when studying outcomes following cancer surgery, and a commonly used measure is the Charlson comorbidity index. Other measures of patient health include the ECOG performance status and the ASA physical status score. This study aimed to ascertain how frequently ECOG and ASA scores are recorded in population-based...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015-07-15
Type: Journal article
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12911-015-0175-1
http://hdl.handle.net/1885/15124
Source: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
DOI: 10.1186/s12911-015-0175-1

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