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The use of nationwide registers in cardiovascular disease research:potentials and pitfalls

By C.H. Vaartjes


The studies in this thesis demonstrate that linked data from the Hospital Discharge Register (HDR), Population Register (PR) and National Cause of Death Register are a valuable, inexpensive and easily accessible source of information that can be used for cardiovascular disease research. Based on nationwide register data we determined nationwide incidence of stroke, stroke subtypes and sudden death in the young

Publisher: Utrecht University
Year: 2009
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