The next unit describes the health statistics enterprise, its sources and the institutions that make it possible to have health statistics. Understanding the way the health statistics enterprise is organized enhances searches because it help to identify likely sources.
The search strategies introduced latter in the course draw upon an understanding of the enterprise, its components and the interaction among them.
Sources of Data
Health statistics rely on a variety of sources. This unit prepares you to search for and use them. It identifies major sources and the organizations that collect them.