A Comparison of Approaches to Identify Live Births Using the Medicaid Analytic eXtract

Published in: Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodology (2021). doi: 10.1007/s10742-021-00252-w

Posted on RAND.org on November 03, 2021

by Sara E. Heins, Laura J. Faherty, Ashley M. Kranz

This study described and validated five approaches to identifying births using an underutilized data source: Medicaid Analytic eXtract from 45 states.

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