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Table 1 Data sources

From: Magnitude of discordance between registry data and death certificate when evaluating leading causes of death in dialysis patients


Canadian organ replacement register (CORR)

Institut de la statistique du Québec(ISQ)

Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec(RAMQ)


Dialysis registry

Provincial vital statistics

Medical claims and hospital discharge summaries database

Population included

All chronic dialysis patients in Canada

All residents in Québec (general population)

All residents in Québec (general population)

Filling of cause of death field

Registered nurse responsible for the unit, helped with treating physician

Treating physician


Cause of death coding scheme

Internal coding scheme (code entered directly on the reporting form)

ICD-10 by trained archivists centrally


  1. Abbreviations: ICD-10, International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision.