Health Services Research and Data Linkages: Issues, Methods, and Directions for the Future

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Health Services Research and Data Linkages: Issues, Methods, and Directions for the Future

Abstract

This Health Services Research article describes how administrative and health records (including electronic medical records) can be linked for comparative effectiveness and health services research, using cancer care research to illustrate points. The article notes challenges that may be encountered in the linkage process, and advocates fostering collaboration among institutions, researchers, and public and private components of the health care sector to ensure that data collected for clinical and transactional purposes can benefit the research community and, ultimately, the patient population.

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