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National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR)

Data Collection
We next turn to a consideration of how data are collected and compiled.

We consider different data collection procedures—their strengths and limits.

The procedures introduced here include:
  • Clinical observation and reporting
  • Health Surveys
  • Administrative Records
  • Case Reporting
  • Vital Records

We also look at how different requirements for periodicity and content shape the reports that are issued.