The value of linking hospital discharge and mortality data for comparative effectiveness research
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.
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