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Sensitivity and specificity of dementia coding in two Swedish disease registries

August 24, 2004 issue
63 (4) 739-741

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The authors investigated the sensitivity and specificity of dementia identification in two Swedish disease registries by using clinical diagnoses from two population-based studies as gold standards. The probability of dementia detected by the Inpatient Discharge Registry was 55% for prevalent patients and 31% for incident patients and was higher than detection by the Cause of Death Registry. Specificity was 98% for the Inpatient Discharge Registry and 100% for the Cause of Death Registry.

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Neurology®
Volume 63Number 4August 24, 2004
Pages: 739-741
PubMed: 15326258

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Received: November 18, 2003
Accepted: March 26, 2004
Published online: August 23, 2004
Published in print: August 24, 2004

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Ya-Ping Jin, MD PhD
From the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Drs. Jin, Gatz, and Pedersen), Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, and Department of Psychology (Dr. Johansson), University of Göteborg, Sweden; and Department of Psychology (Drs. Gatz and Pedersen), University of Southern California, Los Angeles.
Margaret Gatz, PhD
From the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Drs. Jin, Gatz, and Pedersen), Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, and Department of Psychology (Dr. Johansson), University of Göteborg, Sweden; and Department of Psychology (Drs. Gatz and Pedersen), University of Southern California, Los Angeles.
Boo Johansson, PhD
From the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Drs. Jin, Gatz, and Pedersen), Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, and Department of Psychology (Dr. Johansson), University of Göteborg, Sweden; and Department of Psychology (Drs. Gatz and Pedersen), University of Southern California, Los Angeles.
Nancy L. Pedersen, PhD
From the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Drs. Jin, Gatz, and Pedersen), Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, and Department of Psychology (Dr. Johansson), University of Göteborg, Sweden; and Department of Psychology (Drs. Gatz and Pedersen), University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

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Address correspondence and reprint requests to Dr. M. Gatz, Department of Psychology, University of Southern California, 3620 McClintock Ave., Los Angeles CA 90089-1061; e-mail: [email protected]

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