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Routinely collected health data, obtained for administrative and clinical purposes without specific a priori research goals, are increasingly used for research. The rapid evolution and availability of these data have revealed issues not addressed by existing reporting guidelines, such as Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology (STROBE). The REporting of studies Conducted using Observational Routinely collected health Data (RECORD) statement was created to fill these gaps. RECORD was created as an extension to the STROBE statement to address reporting items specific to observational studies using routinely collected health data. RECORD consists of a checklist of 13 items related to the title, abstract, introduction, methods, results, and discussion section of articles, and other information required for inclusion in such research reports. This document contains the checklist as well as explanatory and elaboration information to enhance the use of the checklist. Examples of good reporting for each RECORD checklist item are also included. This document, as well as the accompanying website and message board (http://www.record-statement.org), will improve the implementation and understanding of RECORD. By implementing RECORD, authors, journals editors, and peer reviewers can enhance transparency of research reporting.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.zefq.2016.07.010

Type

Journal article

Journal

Z Evid Fortbild Qual Gesundhwes

Publication Date

10/2016

Volume

115-116

Pages

33 - 48

Keywords

Administrative Gesundheitsdaten, Beobachtungsstudien, CPRD, Clinical Practice Research Datalink, Datenbanken zur Grundversorgung, Dokumentation, Elektronische Gesundheitsdaten, Epidemiologische Methoden, Fall-Kontroll-Studien, GPRD, General Practice Research Database, Gesundheitsbezogene Routinedaten, HSMR, Hospital Standardised Mortality Ratio, ICD, ISC, Informationsverbreitung, International Classification of Diseases, Kohortenstudien, Konsensus, Leitlinien für Forschungsberichte, MDC, MeSH, Medical Subject Heading, Medizinischen Zeitschriften, NHS, NSCLC, National Health Service, New South Wales Inpatient Statistics Collection, New South Wales Midwives Data Collection, Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, PET, PICANet, Paediatric Intensive Care Audit Network, Positronen-Emissions-Tomographie, Publizieren, RECORD, REporting of studies Conducted using Observational Routinely collected health Data, SEER, SNIIRAM, STROBE, Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology, Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results, Système National d’Informations Inter Régimes de l’Assurance Maladie, Wissenschaftliche Zeitschriften, Wissensverbreitung, Zeitschriften mit Peer-Review, case-control studies, cohort studies, consensus, documentation, electronic health data, epidemiologic methods, health administrative data, information dissemination, knowledge dissemination, mHealth-Apps, medical journals, mobile Gesundheitsapplikationen, observational research, publishing, reporting guidelines, routinely collected health data, scientific journals, Biomedical Research, Checklist, Data Collection, Germany, Guidelines as Topic, Humans, Research Report