Report Finds Discrepancies in CDC’s Hospital Care Database
CDC's National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey contains "a clinically important rate of apparent discrepancies," according to a report published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine. The report -- conducted by Steven Green of Loma Linda University Medical Center in California -- found that the Annals of Emergency Medicine between 2000 and 2011 published 25 studies that relied on the NHAMCS database.
- "Dead or Alive? Researcher Sees Discrepancies in Federal Database of Patient Records" (Robeznieks, Modern Healthcare, 10/26).