Administrative codes in the identification of incident stroke cases: Data from UK Biobank

Takeaway

  • Stroke cases were determined from coded data from the UK Biobank study with a level of accuracy that would enable the data to be included in further genetic and epidemiologic research studies.

Why this matters

    Studies, such as the UK Biobank, provide a plethora of data and include large patient populations, from many datasets. Validating the value of their data will lead to more cost-effective, and less time-consuming research studies being carried out, and hopefully to more rapid scientific and clinical advancements.