Accession Number:

ADA022185

Title:

Use and Maintenance of a Data Dictionary,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

The Health Insurance Study HIS is a complex multi-yeared longitudinal study of the role of health insurance in the utilization of health care services. As part of this study, a large data base is being constructed using information gathered by numerous data collection documents. Because of the nature and size of the data base, it is important that a systematized archive be maintained which presents an overview of the data contained in the data files. Central to this archive is the Data Element Dictionary providing a formal reference point for the proper usage, meaning and manipulation of the data elements. This paper presents a discussion of the role of the Data Element DIctionary in the HIS Information SYstem. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE