Health surveys are an instrument of Catalonia Health Department that provides population data relevant to the establishment and evaluation of health policy spelled out in the Health Plan of Catalonia. After conducting home interviews, ESCA get information about the state of health, the lifestyle and the use of health services to the population of Catalonia. The ESCA is an official statistic provided in the Statistical Plan of Catalonia in force, which means a guarantee of confidentiality of data, which are protected by statistical secrecy (Law 23/1998 of 30 December, statistical Catalonia). ESCA anonymous microdata can be requested for purposes of scientific research.
Health survey; Medical statistics; Catalonia
Medina-Bustos A, Mompart-Penina A. Enquesta de salut de Catalunya, 2011. 4a ed. Barcelona: Direcció General de Regulació, Planificació i Recursos Sanitaris; 2012.
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