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Administrative Data from Germanys Statutory Health Insurances for Social, Economic and Medical Research

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Heller, Günther

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Corporate Editor Rat für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsdaten (RatSWD)
Abstract "This article gives a short description of administrative data sources from Germany’s statutory health insurances which are of potential interest for social, economic and medical research. After an introduction, the underlying legal regulations as well as the structure and contents for the most interesting databases are shortly described.Current and future accessibility of this data sources are discussed in the context of legal and data privacy protection issues.Aspects of data validity and completeness are provided for the different data sources. Additionally an up-to-date example from health care research using administrative data is given. Finally potentials and limitations of research using administrative data medical data from Germanys Statutory Health Insurances are put into perspective.[author's abstract]
Keywords data; data bank; health insurance; research; Federal Republic of Germany; data protection; health care; health care services; evaluation; private health insurance; Code of Social Law; medical care
Classification Medical Sociology; Information and Documentation, Libraries, Archives; Social Policy
Method applied research
Document language English
Publication Year 2009
City Berlin
Page/Pages 11 p.
Series RatSWD Working Paper Series, 122
Status Published Version
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications
data provider This metadata entry was indexed by the Special Subject Collection Social Sciences, USB Cologne