There are several sources of data that may be of interest to researchers and diabetes educators who are assessing the impact of diabetes self management education.
Typical data sources include the medical record, survey data, health risk appraisals, laboratory and test results, and administrative data. Administrative data is also known as claims and billing information.
Researchers will need to determine which type of data is most appropriate for a specific study, recognizing that each has strengths and weaknesses. In any case, it will be necessary to establish the accuracy, consistency and completeness of the data that will be used.
Data is available from private and pubic agencies and firms. The following links provide information on publicly available statistics and data.
Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project
This is an on-line query service that contains a number of national, regional, and state level health statistics and information by payer type. H-CUPnet is provided by the Agency for Research and Quality (AHRQ).
Diabetes Indicators and
Data Source Internet Tool (DIDIT)
The CDC offers this web-based tool to support researchers with information for surveillance, epidemiology, and program evaluation.
National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR) The National Library of Medicine offers this on-line tool that provides a wide variety of links to statistics and information.
State Health Facts The Kaiser Family Foundation provides free, up-to-date, and easy-to-use health data for all 50 states and the nation.
Fast Facts Tools that provide direct access to facts, data and slides about the nation's health care system and programs, in an easy-to-use format.
Available only to AADE members. Read summaries of the best available research on dietetics and nutrition.