Secondary Data Bases and Their Use in Outcomes Research: A Review of the Area Resource File and the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project

@article{Best1999SecondaryDB,
  title={Secondary Data Bases and Their Use in Outcomes Research: A Review of the Area Resource File and the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project},
  author={Andrea Erickson Best},
  journal={Journal of Medical Systems},
  year={1999},
  volume={23},
  pages={175-181}
}
Secondary data sources are being used more frequently than ever in outcomes research. The speed and relative low cost of these data bases makes them ideal for analyzing outcomes. Today's researcher has numerous secondary data bases available for use. Few publications exist to help researchers locate the ideal data set for their needs. Herein, two national secondary data bases are reviewed: the Area Resource File (ARF) and the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). These two data sets… CONTINUE READING

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