Improving Hospital Discharge Databases

December 2005
MEDSURG Nursing;Dec2005, Vol. 14 Issue 6, p422
Academic Journal
The article discusses the report "The Value of Hospital Discharge Data bases," published by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, which finds the use and improvement of hospital discharge data and databases. According to the report, hospital discharge databases vary in their content and capacity for research, and support a diverse set of constituents who use the data for a wide variety of applications and analyses. The report concluded that there is a need for more comprehensive and linkable hospital discharge databases.


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