Risk Index Score (RISc)

Taha A Kass-Hout, The University of Texas School of Public Health

Abstract

The main objective of this study was to develop and validate a computer-based statistical algorithm based on a multivariable logistic model that can be translated into a simple scoring system in order to ascertain stroke cases using hospital admission medical records data. This algorithm, the Risk Index Score (RISc), was developed using data collected prospectively by the Brain Attack Surveillance in Corpus Christ (BASIC) project. The validity of the RISc was evaluated by estimating the concordance of scoring system stroke ascertainment to stroke ascertainment accomplished by physician review of hospital admission records. The goal of this study was to develop a rapid, simple, efficient, and accurate method to ascertain the incidence of stroke from routine hospital admission hospital admission records for epidemiologic investigations. ^ The main objectives of this study were to develop and validate a computer-based statistical algorithm based on a multivariable logistic model that could be translated into a simple scoring system to ascertain stroke cases using hospital admission medical records data. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)^

Subject Area

Biology, Biostatistics|Statistics|Health Sciences, Public Health|Computer Science

Recommended Citation

Kass-Hout, Taha A, "Risk Index Score (RISc)" (2001). Texas Medical Center Dissertations (via ProQuest). AAI1406487.
https://digitalcommons.library.tmc.edu/dissertations/AAI1406487

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