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Health Information and Quality Authority. (2012) What you should know about data quality. A guide for health and social care staff. Cork: Health Information and Quality Authority.

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The scope of this document is to provide a broad overview of data quality issues around personal health information in the Irish health and social care setting. This document is aimed at all health and social care staff members, and is a first step in raising awareness of the importance of data quality as part of the process of providing safe and effective services.

Contents:
• What is data quality? 6
• Who uses the data you collect? 7
• How do you benefit from data quality? 10
• What are the factors determining data quality? 11
• How is the data you collect used for decision-making? 19
• What can your organisation do to make data quality a success? 22
• What can you do to make data quality a success? 26
• What are the relevant legal requirements? 27
• How can you assess data quality? 28
• Key points 30


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