Comparison of Information Recorded in MINAP, GPRD and HES: a CALIBER Study
Medical information is increasingly processed electronically. This study will describe the similarities and differences in the data recorded by different databases of electronic healthcare database. These will include the General Practice Research Database (GPRD) and the Myocardial Ischaemia National Audit Project (MINAP) and hospital episode statistics (HES).
|Study Design:||Time Perspective: Retrospective|
|Official Title:||Comparison of the Information Recorded in the Myocardial Ischaemia National Audit Project, the General Practice Research Database and Hospital Episode Statistics: a CALIBER Study|
|Study Start Date:||December 2011|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2014|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||December 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Myocardial infarction, as identified in the GPRD data.
Myocardial infarction, as identified in MINAP data.
Myocardial infarction, as identified in HES data.
This study is part of the CALIBER (Cardiovascular disease research using linked bespoke studies and electronic records) programme funded over 5 years from the NIHR and Wellcome Trust. The central theme of the CALIBER research is linkage of the Myocardial Ischaemia National Audit Project (MINAP) with primary care (GPRD) and other resources. The overarching aim of CALIBER is to better understand the aetiology and prognosis of specific coronary phenotypes across a range of causal domains, particularly where electronic records provide a contribution beyond traditional studies. CALIBER has received both Ethics approval (ref 09/H0810/16) and ECC approval (ref ECC 2-06(b)/2009 CALIBER dataset).
Specific aims are as follows:
- To validate the linkage between the three databases (General Practice Research Database (GPRD), Myocardial Ischaemia National Audit Project (MINAP), Hospital Episode Statistics (HES)) (checking age, sex and unique identifiers across databases) and establish a cohort of patients with acceptable registration status for further analysis.
To describe the ways that MIs are recorded between the three datasets based on the 'best case definition' in each database.
- Starting from a 'best case definition' MINAP MI definition (based on the CALIBER phenotype algorithm, which itself is based on the international definition of MI), to examine the way in which the MINAP MI is recorded in GPRD and HES. This analysis will examine STEMI and NSTEMI separately.
- Starting from a 'best case definition' algorithm for MI in GPRD (to be decided by GPRD/LSHTM/UCL), to examine the ways in which this MI is recorded in MINAP and HES.
- Starting from a 'best case definition' choice of ICD-10 codes for MI in HES, to examine the ways in which this MI is recorded in MINAP and GPRD.
- To examine predictors of non-concordance between the three datasets.
- To develop recommendations for a new gold standard definition of MI in each of the databases, based on aims 1-3.
A detailed protocol for this study is available on request. This study has been approved by the Independent Scientific Advisory Committee (ISAC) and by the MINAP Academic Group (MAG).
R. Boggon, GPRD; Dr S. Denaxas, UCL; Professor H. Hemingway, UCL; E. Herrett, LSHTM; Dr A. Shah, UCL; Professor A. Timmis; Professor T. van Staa, GPRD.
|London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine|
|London, United Kingdom, WC1E 7HT|
|University College, London|
|London, United Kingdom|
|General Practice Research Database|
|London, United Kingdom|