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Title
Shaping public policy from the perspective of a data builder.
First Author
Dobson, Allen
Date of Pub
1985 Summer
Pages
117-134
Volume
6
Issue
4
Other Authors
Bialek, Ronald
Abstract
During the past six decades, data analysis and research studies have been instrumental in shaping public and private health care policy. Policymakers obtain the knowledge they need for making policy decisions through exposure to and examination of data generated through research studies, experimentation, demonstrations, and analyses. In this article, U.S. hospital care policy has been divided into phases. As the development of health care policy has progressed in each phase, decisionmakers have consistently increased their reliance on data.
Abstract Continued
N/A
MeSH
Information Systems : Policy Making : Health Policy/history : History of Medicine, 20th Cent. : Hospital Planning/history : United States
NTIS Number
PB86-139409