Methods of Collecting Health Data

Published in: Measuring Functioning and Well-Being: The Medical Outcomes Study Approach / edited by Anita L. Stewart and John E. Ware, Jr., (Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1992), Ch. 4, p. 48-64

Posted on RAND.org on January 01, 1992

by Sandra H. Berry

This chapter describes the survey methods of data collection, including short screening forms administered to patients in doctors' offices and questionnaires that are mailed to respondents.

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