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Table 1 (Dis)advantages of quality measurements using survey data and EHR data

From: Data extraction from electronic health records (EHRs) for quality measurement of the physical therapy process: comparison between EHR data and survey data

Survey data EHR data
• Sample data
• Time investment for respondents
• Survey gives professional more time to reflect on patient case
• Possible selection and recall bias
• Standardized data
• Continuous dataflow
• No extra time investment
• Under documenting leads to incompleteness
• Minimizes bias through direct data extraction from EHRs
• Differences in EHR software suppliers might lead to differences in output