Databases: Examining strengths and weakness of currently available data

David A. Etzioni

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Health care delivery necessarily results in an enormous amount of data, and the accumulation of these data into databases presents an important resource for researchers and investigators. An approach to analyzing these databases must account for the sources and shortcomings that are inherent in the generation of these data. In this essay, the opportunities and pitfalls associated with database research are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)70-73
Number of pages4
JournalSeminars in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology
  • Surgery


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