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Administrative Health Data

Lisa I. Iezzoni, Michael Shwartz and Arlene S. Ash

in Health Statistics

Published in print July 2005 | ISBN: 9780195149289
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865130 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149289.003.0006
Administrative Health Data

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Administrative data provide important information about health services use, expenditures, selected clinical outcomes, and quality of care. This chapter examines U.S. administrative databases. It briefly discusses data systems internationally and explores their utility for population-based studies of health and health care.

Keywords: clinical outcomes; quality of care; administrative databases; health policy

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Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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