Using administrative data to analyze the prevalence and distribution of schizophrenic disorders.

@article{Goldner2003UsingAD,
  title={Using administrative data to analyze the prevalence and distribution of schizophrenic disorders.},
  author={Elliot M. Goldner and Wayne I Jones and Paul S Waraich},
  journal={Psychiatric services},
  year={2003},
  volume={54 7},
  pages={1017-21}
}
OBJECTIVE In order to effectively plan and implement psychiatric services, a clear estimate of the prevalence and distribution of the population in need is required. The authors examined the use of administrative data as a means of estimating the prevalence and distribution of schizophrenic disorders. METHODS Administrative health services data for residents of the Canadian province of British Columbia in the age range 15 to 65 years (total population in 1997-1998 of 2,703,588) were examined… CONTINUE READING

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