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Can mental health diagnoses in administrative data be used for research? A systematic review of the accuracy of routinely collected diagnoses

  • Katrina A. S. Davis1,
  • Cathie L. M. Sudlow2 and
  • Matthew Hotopf1, 3Email author
BMC PsychiatryBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201616:263

Received: 8 February 2016

Accepted: 5 July 2016

Published: 26 July 2016

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5 Jul 2016 Editorially accepted
26 Jul 2016 Article published 10.1186/s12888-016-0963-x

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Psychological Medicine, Institute of Psychiatry Psychology and Neuroscience, Kings College London, London, UK
South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, Maudsley Hospital, London, UK
Department of Psychological Medicine and SLaM/IoPPN BRC, Kings College London, PO62, Weston Education Centre, London, UK