The value of linking hospital discharge and mortality data for comparative effectiveness research
Lawrence, W., Coffey, R. M., Kenney, T., Chu, B. C., Mohler, E. R., Steiner, C., & Mark, T. (2013). The value of linking hospital discharge and mortality data for comparative effectiveness research. Psychiatric Services, 175-184. DOI: 10.2217/cer.13.4
Linkage of US state hospital discharge records to state death certificate records offers the possibility of tracking long-term mortality outcomes across large, diverse patient populations, which may be useful for comparative effective analyses.