EUROCAT (medicine)

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EUROCAT is a European organization that describes itself as "a network of population-based registries for the epidemiological surveillance of congenital anomalies, covering 1.5 million births in 20 countries of Europe".[1]

They were founded in 1979, with the goal of improving the collection of data about congenital disorders, and the standardization of that data.[2][3]

They have published extensions to ICD-10 Chapter Q, which helps to provide unique codes for individual conditions.

As of 2006, approximately a quarter of new births in the European Union are reported to EUROCAT.[4]

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  1. ^ EUROCAT - European surveillance of congenital anomalies
  2. ^ Dolk H (2005). "EUROCAT: 25 years of European surveillance of congenital anomalies". Arch. Dis. Child. Fetal Neonatal Ed. 90 (5): F355–8. doi:10.1136/adc.2004.062810. PMC 1721939Freely accessible. PMID 16113149. 
  3. ^ Lechat MF, Dolk H (1993). "Registries of congenital anomalies: EUROCAT". Environ. Health Perspect. 101 Suppl 2: 153–7. doi:10.2307/3431389. PMC 1519934Freely accessible. PMID 8243386. 
  4. ^ Meijer WM, Cornel MC, Dolk H, de Walle HE, Armstrong NC, de Jong-van den Berg LT (2006). "The potential of the European network of congenital anomaly registers (EUROCAT) for drug safety surveillance: a descriptive study". Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 15 (9): 675–82. doi:10.1002/pds.1265. PMID 16761260. 

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