Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service
Methods and techniques for acquiring and analyzing data have been an area of primary concern for State and local health planning agencies since their initial designation. As their responsibilities have developed and the factors become more complex, the agencies have realized an even greater need for analytic processes for evaluating the performance of their health care systems and determining future directions of their programs.
Wennberg JE and Gittelsohn AM. A Small Area Approach to the Analysis of Health Systems Performance.(Monograph) DHHS, PHS, HRA HRP-0102101, 1980; DHHS (HRA)80-14012.