are complementary because of the trade-off that exists between sample size and representativeness. Survey data are essential to the accounting project because of the detailed patient information they can provide. However, their sample sizes are adequate only for high-prevalence conditions such as cardiovascular disease and risk factors. In contrast, insurance claims data provide a large sample, but at the expense of representativeness—no single source provides a national sample.
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