Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy

Data Quality and Analysis: Managing and Using Home and Community-Based Services Data for Quality Improvement


What do program managers need informed about with data quality management? Many rely on technical staff to actually conduct the technical aspects of data import, cleaning and analysis. Nevertheless, it is important for a program manager to understand the process and to provide the time and resources necessary to produce reliable and accurate data. This paper focuses on ways to assure the accuracy, discusses tools for analyzing trends and patterns and provides tips on interpreting results.

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April 2, 2006