Administrative data for public health surveillance and planning.

@article{Virnig2001AdministrativeDF,
  title={Administrative data for public health surveillance and planning.},
  author={Beth A. Virnig and Marshall McBean},
  journal={Annual review of public health},
  year={2001},
  volume={22},
  pages={213-30}
}
Electronically available administrative data are increasingly used by public health researchers and planners. The validity of the data source has been established, and its strengths and weaknesses relative to data abstracted from medical records and obtained via survey are documented. Administrative data are available from a variety of state, federal, and private sources and can, in many cases, be combined. As a tool for planning and surveillance, administrative data show great promise: They… CONTINUE READING

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