It is often necessary in health services research and strategic planning to simultaneously describe the geographic pattern of admissions to multiple hospitals.
Obtaining the data necessary to accomplish this can often be problematic.
In some states discharge abstract data on all admissions to all hospitals in the state are compiled and maintained by a government agency, but in 23 states these data are not available.
Furthermore, problems arise when a substantial fraction of admissions cross state borders, such that data from more than one state is required for description of « patient flows ».
Individual hospitals typically maintain data on the geographic source of their own admissions, but are not likely to have access to such data regarding other hospitals in their area.
Mots-clés Pascal : Admission hôpital, Variation géographique, Homme, Utilisation, Prédiction, Hôpital, Assurance maladie, Etats Unis, Analyse statistique, Système santé, Medicare, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hospital admission, Geographical variation, Human, Use, Prediction, Hospital, Health insurance, United States, Statistical analysis, Health system, North America, America
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0028553
Code Inist : 002B30A04A. Création : 199406.