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An Evaluation of the Quality of Administrative Data Relating to Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery


Statistical and financial data are used extensively for decision-making at all levels of healthcare systems in many jurisdictions. The purpose of this report is to evaluate the quality of hospital-specific statistical and financial data for hip and knee replacement surgeries that have been organized and reported in accordance with the Ontario Hospital Reporting System (OHRS) guidelines.

Specifically, this report examines the completeness, consistency and reasonableness of orthopedic surgery-related administrative data over a three-year period. Discharge abstract data from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) was compared with procedure-specific statistical and financial data from hospital accounting systems according to OHRS guidelines.



Pink GH, Young W, Porter J, McKillop I. April 2000

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