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

HCUP and the National Health Care Survey
HCUP and the National Healthcare Survey both provide information collected from providers.

  1. Go to the HCUP website and the NHCS website
  2. Find the material that describes these surveys
  3. Look for the report of the number of people who were treated for the complications of diabetes from each source.
  1. What are the main differences between these two sources of data?
  2. What are the differences in the reported results?
  3. Identify the strengths and weaknesses of each source based on your examination of the procedures and results?