Validation of primary metal-on-metal hip arthroplasties on the National Joint Registry for England, Wales and Northern Ireland using data from the London Implant Retrieval Centre: a study using the NJR dataset.
Bottom Line: We were able to link 476 procedures (60.9%) recorded with the RC to the NJR successfully.The rate of registry-retrieval linkage and correct assignment of outcome code improved over time.We recommend a system for continuous independent evaluation of the quality and validity of NJR data.
Affiliation: Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Brockley Hill, Stanmore, HA7 4LP, UK.Show MeSH
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Affiliation: Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Brockley Hill, Stanmore, HA7 4LP, UK.