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Hospital episode statistics and revalidation

A report from the Academy of Royal Medical Colleges outlines the results of a project to assess the strengths and weaknesses of using administrative data for revalidation in specific clinical areas.

Results indicated that the usefulness of the data depended on the clinical area, the condition and procedure that involved, and the specific indicator used to evaluate performance. It proposes the adoption of a checklist that can be used for the evaluation of newly proposed indicators.