Validation of the VASCUNET registry - pilot study
2014 (English)In: VASA, ISSN 0301-1526, E-ISSN 1664-2872, Vol. 43, no 2, 141-144 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Background: VASCUNET is an international registry of vascular surgical (open and endovascular) procedures since 1997. The aim of this paper is to describe a pilot validation performed at three hospitals in Hungary in September 2012. Patients and methods: Three core indications were checked: abdominal aortic aneurysm, carotid artery disease and limb ischemia with infrainguinal treatment. Results: 2439 registered procedures had been reported with between 94 and 109 per cent agreement with hospital administrative numbers. In a random sample of 29 patients the VASCUNET data were compared with the patient records regarding risk factors, procedures performed and in hospital results. Only few discrepancies were found. Conclusions: The conclusions are that validation is feasible, that this pilot project in Hungary showed good agreement between registry and local patient records. For a registry to be accepted and used both for practical and scientific purposes regular validation by senior surgeons should be undertaken and the vascular surgical community must have a budget for such a process.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 43, no 2, 141-144 p.
Vascular registry, validation, aortic aneurysm, carotid surgery, lower limb bypass
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-224487DOI: 10.1024/0301-1526/a000340ISI: 000332907400008OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-224487DiVA: diva2:717144