Comparative health services research across populations: the unused opportunities in big data.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Large population registries present opportunities to understand the epidemiology of disease, study patters of care, and compare the effectiveness of different care practices. While these 'big data' tempt investigators to examine all available individuals, a targeted approach that restricts the study to an optimal sub-population may yield more relevant insights. We discuss how researchers might adapt their studies existing literature to generate additional insights.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Goldstein, BA; Winkelmayer, WC

Published Date

  • June 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 87 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 1094 - 1096

PubMed ID

  • 26024027

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC4836842

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1523-1755

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1038/ki.2015.91


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States