Quality of Data
Quality of healthcare data has become an increasingly important strategic issue in the United Stated healthcare delivery system.
Drawing on course readings or outside scholarly sources, answer the following:
- How is quality of healthcare data defined? In terms of accuracy, completeness, or relevance?
- If there are multiple or conflicting definitions of quality, in your opinion, which is the best definition?
- What are the factors that contribute to poor data quality in a healthcare database?
- In your opinion, which of these factors is the most important to address first?
Support your answers with references, examples, and clearly written rationales.