Organizing Measures by Data Source

Often, report sponsors gain access to information from one particular source of data—a patient experience survey, administrative/claims data, data from medical records, etc. Over time, they gain access to additional data sources. In many cases, as a result, their reports end up being organized by data source.

Advantages of Categorizing by Data Source

Disadvantages of Categorizing by Data Source


EXAMPLE: Organizing Measures by Data Source

Title: Nursing Home Compare
Sponsor: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
URL: http://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare/search.html
The Nursing Home Compare Web site organizes data by three data sources: Health Inspections, Nursing Home Staffing, and Quality Measures.

Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Nursing Home Compare. 2009. Available at: http://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare/search.html.


Also in "Organizing Measures To Reduce Information Overload"

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Page originally created February 2015
Internet Citation: Organizing Measures by Data Source. Content last reviewed March 2016. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/talkingquality/create/organize/datasource.html