CHAPTER 2

Health Care Data Quality

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • To be able to discuss the relationship between health care data and health care information.
  • To be able to identify problems associated with poor-quality health care data.
  • To be able to define the characteristics of data quality.
  • To be able to discuss the challenges associated with measuring and ensuring health care data quality.

Chapter One provided an overview of the various types of health care data and information that are generated and used by health care organizations. We established the importance of understanding health care data and information in order to reach the goal of having effective health care information systems. There is another fundamental aspect of health care data ...

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