Health Care Data and SAS

Original title: Health Care Data and the SAS System


Authors: Marge Scerbo, Craig Dickstein, Alan Wilson

Publisher: SAS Publishing

A health care study generally involves writing SAS programs to access, organize, analyze, and report on data. This book follows health care data from its original documents and data files through validation, reviews, summary, analysis, and reporting, covering both the general processes and principles involved and specific issues for standard forms, file layouts, and codes, including both U.S. and international standards. At the same time, it covers the SAS features and programming techiques for working with the data. Health Care Data and the SAS System is a well-organized book presenting a wealth of practical information that is sure to be useful to anyone who works with health care data.


Paperback (2001)


Year: 2001

ISBN: 1-58025-865-4

ISBN-13: 978-1-58025-865-4

Pages: 273

Publisher’s list price: 40.95


  • 1. Health Care Data
  • 2. Health Care Codes
  • 3. Data Forms, Layouts, and Files
  • 4. Reading the Data
  • 5. Validating the Data
  • 6. Manipulating the Data
  • 7. Combining the Data
  • 8. Analysis and Reporting: the Basics
  • 9. Case Study
  • 10. The Future of Health Care Data
  • Appendix
  • Glossary
  • References
  • Index

From the back cover

Finally! A book that draws together tried and true techniques for using SAS to work with health care data. New and experienced SAS programmers and analysts working in health care data analysis will find this book invaluable in their daily professional life. Health care data can be diverse and complicated. With this book you will learn how to use SAS to access the information within the data.