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The extent and depth of routine health care data are growing at an ever-increasing rate, forming huge repositories of information. These repositories can answer a vast array of questions. However, an understanding of the purpose of the dataset used and the quality of the data collected are paramount to determine the reliability of the result obtained. This Editorial describes the importance of adherence to sound methodological principles in the reporting and publication of research using 'big' data, with a suggested reporting framework for future Bone & Joint Journal submissions.

Original publication

DOI

10.1302/0301-620X.96B12.35027

Type

Journal article

Journal

Bone Joint J

Publication Date

12/2014

Volume

96-B

Pages

1575 - 1577

Keywords

Big Data, Cohort, Epidemiology, Registry Data, Bias, Data Collection, Guidelines as Topic, Orthopedics, Periodicals as Topic, Publishing, Research Design