Chapter Summary

Chapter objectives:

  • To highlight gaps in research on the characteristics and impact of managers in health care
  • To define and provide a taxonomy of administrative data sources relevant to researching health care management
  • To review the range of statistical techniques used to analyze administrative data
  • To illustrate how the analysis of administrative data sources can advance knowledge about the characteristics of managers in health care and their impact
  • To discuss the limitations of administrative data and avenues for future research