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SAS Programming with Medicare Administrative Data, 2nd Edition by Matthew Gillingham

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Chapter 1: Introduction

Introduction and Purpose of This Book

Framework of This Book

Our Programming Project

Chapter Outline

How to Use This Book

Disclaimer

Chapter Summary

 

Introduction and Purpose of This Book

Welcome to the world of SAS® programming with Medicare data! This book provides beginner, intermediate, and advanced SAS users with the information needed to execute a research programming project using Medicare administrative data. It introduces the reader to common, important, and frequently used concepts encountered when programming with Medicare data. The focus of this book is decidedly on the data and the policies that drive the content of the data, using the SAS syntax as a tool to answer common research questions. This approach ...

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