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CODE-EHR best-practice framework for the use of structured electronic health-care records in clinical research

Reporting guideline provided for?
(i.e. exactly what the authors state in the paper)
Reporting structured health-care data in research studies.


CODE-EHR checklist (Word)                             CODE-EHR checklist (PDF)

Full bibliographic reference Kotecha D, Asselbergs FW, Achenbach S, Anker SD, Atar D, Baigent C, Banerjee A, Beger B, Brobert G, Casadei B, Ceccarelli C, Cowie MR, Crea F, Cronin M, Denaxas S, Derix A, Fitzsimons D, Fredriksson M, Gale CP, Gkoutos GV, Goettsch W, Hemingway H, Ingvar M, Jonas A, Kazmierski R, Løgstrup S, Lumbers RT, Lüscher TF, McGreavy P, Piña IL, Roessig L, Steinbeisser C, Sundgren M, Tyl B, Thiel GV, Bochove KV, Vardas PE, Villanueva T, Vrana M, Weber W, Weidinger F, Windecker S, Wood A, Grobbee DE; Innovative Medicines Initiative BigData@Heart Consortium, European Society of Cardiology, and CODE-EHR International Consensus Group. CODE-EHR best-practice framework for the use of structured electronic health-care records in clinical research.

This guideline was published simultaneously in 3 journals. You can read the guideline in any of these journals using the links below.

Lancet Digit Health. 2022:S2589-7500(22)00151-0. PMID: 36050271
Eur Heart J. 2022;43(37):3578-3588. PMID: 36208161
BMJ. 2022;378:e069048. PMID: 36562446

Language English
Reporting guideline acronym CODE-EHR
Study design Clinical trials, Experimental studies, Observational studies
Applies to the whole report or to individual sections of the report? Data, Ethical issues (consent etc.), Statistical methods and analyses, Terminology/definitions
Record last updated on January 24, 2023


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