Department of Quantitative Health Sciences
Medical Subject Headings
Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Breast Neoplasms; Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (U.S.); Data Collection; Diabetes Complications; Female; Health Care Surveys; Humans; Insurance Claim Review; Mammography; Medicare; Total Quality Management; United States; Utilization Review
To determine the best source of high-quality data related to mammography rates, a study was undertaken to compare chart audit and claims data from the Health Care Financing Administration's Ambulatory Quality Improvement Project. Because claims data captured a higher percentage of mammograms than chart audit data in this study, quality improvement projects should consider utilizing claims data only to ascertain mammography rates.
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Citation: Qual Manag Health Care. 1999 Winter;7(2):11-9.
S. H. Kell, Jeroan J. Allison, Kathleen C. Brown, Norman W. Weissman, et al.. "Measurement of mammography rates for quality improvement" Vol. 7 Iss. 2 (1999) ISSN: 1063-8628 (Linking)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/catarina_kiefe/85/