Comparison of Medicare Claims Versus Physician Adjudication for Identifying Stroke Outcomes in the Women's Health Initiative.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Stroke; a journal of cerebral circulation, Volume 45, Issue 3, p.815-21 (2014)


2014, April 2014, Public Health Sciences Division


Many studies use medical record review for ascertaining outcomes. One large, longitudinal study, the Women's Health Initiative (WHI), ascertains strokes using participant self-report and subsequent physician review of medical records. This is resource-intensive. Herein, we assess whether Medicare data can reliably assess stroke events in the WHI.