Validation of antibiotic charges in administrative data for outpatient pediatric urologic procedures

Katherine Chan, E. A. Moser, M. Cain, Aaron Carroll, B. D. Benneyworth, T. Bell

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Introduction: The use of administrative health data for research has prompted questions about its validity for this purpose. Objective/Study design: The purpose of this study was to determine the concordance of Pediatric Health Information System (PHIS) perioperative antibiotic charges with the institution's medication administration data for males <10 years old and who underwent outpatient penile/inguinal procedures from July 2013 to March 2015. Results: There was 93.9% positive and negative agreement between perioperative antibiotic charges versus administration. The sensitivity and specificity were 96.8% and 87.2%, respectively. The positive and negative predictive values were 94.6% and 92.2%, respectively. Conclusion: This study indicated strong agreement between PHIS pharmacy charges and medication administration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Pediatric Urology
StateAccepted/In press - Oct 26 2016



  • Health Services Research
  • Validation studies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Urology

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