Using the RECORD guidelines to improve transparent reporting of studies based on routinely collected data

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Katie Harron Eric Benchimol Sinead Langan
Published online: Jan 24, 2018


Transparent reporting of routinely-collected data studies is key to producing valid and reliable
research that can inform decisions about patient care and health systems. This article discusses
some of the unique challenges in using these data sources, and explains how the REporting of studies
Conducted using Observational Routinely-collected Data (RECORD) guidelines were developed to
help researchers and journals to maintain a high level of quality in reporting of healthcare studies
using routinely-collected data.


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