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Posted by Jacquelyn Bradford on July 31, 2014 in Research
Dr. Natarajan is the Nova Scotia Principal Investigator for the Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network (CPCSSN) research project.
Dr. Natarajan is the Nova Scotia Principal Investigator for the Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network (CPCSSN) research project.

Dr. Nandini Natarajan, Co-author, publishes research paper: Validating the 8 CPCSSN Case Definitions for Chronic Disease Surveillance in a Primary Care Database of Electronic Health Records

The Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network (CPCSSN) is Canada’s first national chronic disease surveillance system based on electronic health record (EHR) data. The purpose of this study was to develop and validate case definitions and case-finding algorithms used to identify 8 common chronic conditions in primary care: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), dementia, depression, diabetes, hypertension, osteoarthritis, parkinsonism, and epilepsy.

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