Online Program Home
My Program

Abstract Details

Activity Number: 656 - Using Unique Associations to Address Health Policy Questions
Type: Contributed
Date/Time: Thursday, August 1, 2019 : 10:30 AM to 12:20 PM
Sponsor: Health Policy Statistics Section
Abstract #307098 Presentation
Title: Use of Survey Databases in Statistical Consulting Projects
Author(s): Heather Watson*
Companies: Exponent
Keywords: survey; consulting

Depending on project needs, there are many useful public databases that can provide answers to a wide variety of research questions. Statistical consulting provides an opportunity to utilize these different resources and gain necessary education on the design of the survey for potential analyses. From identifying trends in the risk of injury in particular motor vehicle accidents, ascertaining how people spend their time, or investigating patient characteristics and costs of specific procedures or diagnoses, these databases are rich sources to respond to research questions or litigation support. Example projects using National Inpatient Sample (NIS), American Time Use Survey (ATUS), Medicare 5% sample, and National Automotive Sampling System (NASS) Crashworthiness Data System (CDS) and General Estimates System (GES) will be presented, highlighting reasons for the database selection, analysis, results, and limitations.

Authors who are presenting talks have a * after their name.

Back to the full JSM 2019 program