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PLoS Med. 2015 Oct 6;12(10):e1001885. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001885. eCollection 2015.

The REporting of studies Conducted using Observational Routinely-collected health Data (RECORD) statement.

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1
Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute, Department of Pediatrics and School of Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada; Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Canada.
2
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom.
3
Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Canada; Hospital for Sick Children, Department of Paediatrics and Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.
4
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Canada, and School of Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada.
5
Department of Primary Care and Population Health, University College London, London, United Kingdom.
6
Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark.
7
Cochrane Switzerland, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Abstract

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 and explanatory and elaboration information to enhance the use of the checklist. Examples of good reporting for each RECORD checklist item are also included herein. This document, as well as the accompanying website and message board (http://www.record-statement.org), will enhance the implementation and understanding of RECORD. Through implementation of RECORD, authors, journals editors, and peer reviewers can encourage transparency of research reporting.

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26440803
PMCID:
PMC4595218
DOI:
10.1371/journal.pmed.1001885
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