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Agreement between veterinary patient data collected from different sources

Robinson, Natalie Jane; Brennan, Marnie L.; Cobb, Malcolm; Dean, Rachel S.

Authors

Natalie Jane Robinson

Marnie L. Brennan

MALCOLM COBB malcolm.cobb@nottingham.ac.uk
Professor of Comparative Veterinary Medicine

Rachel S. Dean



Abstract

Determining the accuracy of the electronic medical record (EMR) is vital to the progress of practice based research. The aim of this study was to determine the agreement between the EMR and other sources of signalment data. Data were gathered during direct observation of small animal consultations in eight veterinary practices. Breed, age, sex and neuter status were recorded, where available, from the EMR, owner and observer and then compared for agreement. Agreement was ‘almost perfect’ or ‘strong’ for 18/28 comparisons, although there was variation between the species. The results have implications for researchers collecting data from the EMR of first opinion practices. Future work could focus on the accuracy of other data obtained from the EMR.

Journal Article Type Article
Journal The Veterinary Journal
Electronic ISSN 1532-2971
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 205
Issue 1
APA6 Citation Robinson, N. J., Brennan, M. L., Cobb, M., & Dean, R. S. (in press). Agreement between veterinary patient data collected from different sources. Veterinary Journal, 205(1), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tvjl.2015.04.023
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tvjl.2015.04.023
Keywords Practice-based research; Veterinary consultations; Veterinary informatics; Electronic medical record; Electronic patient record
Publisher URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1090023315001653
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0

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