Validity of insurance information on California birth certificates.

@article{Braveman1998ValidityOI,
  title={Validity of insurance information on California birth certificates.},
  author={Paula Braveman and Michelle Pearl and Susan Egerter and Kristen S Marchi and Robin Williams},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={1998},
  volume={88 5},
  pages={813-6}
}
OBJECTIVES This study assessed the validity of health insurance information on California birth certificates. METHODS Insurance information from birth certificates and linked face-to-face interviews was compared for 7428 postpartum women in California. RESULTS There was excellent agreement between insurance information in birth certificate and interview data, especially when capitated plans were grouped with all other private coverage. Analyses using both data sources produced similar… CONTINUE READING