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Title
HCFA's racial and ethnic data: Current accuracy and recent improvements
First Author
Arday, Susan L
Date of Pub
2000 Summer
Pages
107-127
Volume
21
Issue
4
Other Authors
Arday, David R; Monroe, Stephanie; Zhang, Jianyi
Abstract
Using linked data from the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS), the authors assessed the accuracy of racial/ethnic classifications n HCFA's enrollment data base (EDB). After the update, the sensitivity of the EDB was 97 percent for white persons and 95 percent for black persons, but less than 60 percent for all other categories. The positive predictive value was above 96 percent for white, black, and Hispanic persons, but below 80 percent for all others. There was some improvement in accuracy for white persons and black persons from 1991-1997, and larger improvements for the non-black minorities from 1996-1997.
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MeSH
Ethnic Groups : Aged : Blacks : Data Collection : Hispanic Americans : United States : Whites
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