Administrative and claims records as sources of health care cost data.

  title={Administrative and claims records as sources of health care cost data.},
  author={Gerald F. Riley},
  journal={Medical care},
  volume={47 7 Suppl 1},
BACKGROUND Many economic studies of disease require cost data at the person level to identify diagnosed cases and to capture the type and timing of specific services. One source of cost data is claims and other administrative records associated with health insurance programs and health care providers. OBJECTIVE To describe and compare strengths and limitations of various administrative and claims databases. DATA AND METHODS Data sources included claims and enrollment records from Medicare… CONTINUE READING
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