Secondary Health Data for Monitoring Chronic Health Conditions and Assessing Healthcare Performances
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Care Sciences & Services".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2023) | Viewed by 3306
Interests: biostatistics; epidemiological studies; secondary health data; chronic diseases; disease determinants; healthcare assessment
Interests: biostatistics; nucleic acid quantification; epidemiology; sports health; nutrition
Interests: biostatistics; epidemiology; secondary health data; chronic diseases; disease determinants; health disparities; frailty
Chronic diseases are a threat to people’s health and to the sustainability of health organisations. Despite the considerable amount of research conducted during the past few decades to describe the epidemiology and the impact on the health of chronic diseases, because of the population aging, the disease burden and multimorbidity have increased, leading to higher patient frailty. Therefore, new evidence is needed to assess the impact of chronicity in the population, its evolution over time, the impact of new technologies in disease management and to design appropriate adaptation to health policies. In this context, the availability of health data from secondary sources, such as administrative or healthcare utilization databases, medical record databases, population-based disease registries, hospital-based disease registries, health surveys, represents a useful tool to estimate disease burden and monitoring and assessing healthcare interventions. The large population covered, the continuity and timeliness of data availability, low cost, and applicability for studying real-world practice are characteristics that have contributed to the increased use of these secondary data sources in epidemiological studies. On the other hand, challenges in using these data and strategies to improve their usefulness concern the quality of the data and the application of rigorous and standardized methodology for planning and conducting observational studies, which are rapidly evolving.
This Special Issue of IJERPH is addressed to studies using secondary health data for monitoring chronic health conditions, analysing their determinants, and evaluating healthcare interventions in chronic patients.
Prof. Dr. Edlira Skrami
Dr. Davide Sisti
Prof. Dr. Rosaria Gesuita
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- secondary health databases
- chronic diseases
- real-world evidence
- real-world data
- disease burden
- healthcare assessment
- healthcare monitoring
- value-based healthcare