Use of Administrative and National Survey Databases in Health Services Research Administrative and national survey databases have an important role in the field of health services research. In this article, the concept of health services research will be presented. The types of research questions that can be answered with administrative and national survey databases are discussed, and examples from the literature ... Article
Article  |   March 01, 2014
Use of Administrative and National Survey Databases in Health Services Research
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  • Seth M. Cohen
    Division of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, Duke Voice Care Center, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
  • Disclosure: Financial: Seth Cohen is an associate professor in the School of Medicine at Duke University.
    Disclosure: Financial: Seth Cohen is an associate professor in the School of Medicine at Duke University.×
  • Nonfinancial: Seth Cohen has previously published in this subject area. Some of these publications are referenced in the manuscript.
    Nonfinancial: Seth Cohen has previously published in this subject area. Some of these publications are referenced in the manuscript.×
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Article   |   March 01, 2014
Use of Administrative and National Survey Databases in Health Services Research
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, March 2014, Vol. 24, 32-36. doi:10.1044/vvd24.1.32
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, March 2014, Vol. 24, 32-36. doi:10.1044/vvd24.1.32

Administrative and national survey databases have an important role in the field of health services research. In this article, the concept of health services research will be presented. The types of research questions that can be answered with administrative and national survey databases are discussed, and examples from the literature are provided. The MarketScan® databases and experience using this administrative claims database are described. Precautions and limitations involved in using administrative and national survey databases are presented.

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