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How Healthcare Studies Use Claims Data
The Open Health Services and Policy Journal
Claims data have become common during the past two decades. The electronic records include information entered on bills (claims) submitted by healthcare providers to third-party payers. They are an attractive data source; however, they contain limitations that threaten the validity of studies that use them. We reviewed 168 studies that employed claims data, published during 2000-2005 in five healthcare journals, to investigate how claims data are being used and whether their use is appropriate.doi:10.2174/1874924001104010026 fatcat:ihshz3ozfnbqfheq6t4zrcku7m