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Report examines pros and cons of using claims data to study ophthalmological conditions
Report examines pros and cons of using claims data to study ophthalmological conditions (January 17, 2013 - Insidermedicine) From Michigan - A new export published in Ophthalmology examines the pros and cons of using health care claims to study ophthalmology-related conditions. Researchers conducted a meta-analysis and claims-based data analyses. They found advantages in using claims data--namely, the large and diverse sample sizes, long term follow-up, no selection bias and the potential of complex multivariable modelling. Disadvantages included incomplete or inaccurate claims data, the lack of using specific billing codes for conditions, as well as the inability to assess the appropriateness of care
 
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