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Validity of Racial/Ethnic Classifications in Medical Records Data: An Exploratory Study

Moscou, Susan and Anderson, Matthew R. and Kaplan, Judith B. and Valencia, Lisa (2003) Validity of Racial/Ethnic Classifications in Medical Records Data: An Exploratory Study. American Journal of Public Health, 93 (7). pp. 1084-1086. ISSN 0090-0036

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Abstract

Information on “race” and “ethnicity” is routinely collected in medical settings and used in research. Yet little is known about how patients are assigned to categories1–6 or the validity of the racial/ethnic data in medical charts and clinical databases.7 We conducted an exploratory study with 2 goals: to learn how racial/ethnic data were collected at 2 primary care clinics affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center, a large urban hospital in New York City, and to assess the accuracy of these data, with self-report as the standard.


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Item Type: Article
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Uncontrolled Keywords: race; ethnicity; research; racial/ethnic data; clinical databases; exploratory study; assess the accuracy; self-report
Subjects: Health
Research > studies
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Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2008
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2011 12:28
Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/951

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