Progress in Pediatric Asthma Surveillance I: The Application of Health Care Use Data in Alameda County, California

@article{English2006ProgressIP,
  title={Progress in Pediatric Asthma Surveillance I: The Application of Health Care Use Data in Alameda County, California},
  author={Paul English and Eric M. Roberts and Stephen K Van Den Eeden and Gary Thomas Ray},
  journal={Preventing Chronic Disease},
  year={2006},
  volume={3},
  pages={1 - 13}
}
INTRODUCTION The ability to conduct community-level asthma surveillance is increasingly crucial for public health programming and child health advocacy. We explored the potential and limitations of health care use records from both public and private sources for asthma surveillance in a California county. METHODS We combined administrative patient record data from Kaiser Permanente of Northern California and Medi-Cal (the California Medicaid program) for Alameda County residents during 2001… CONTINUE READING