Populations at risk of infant mortality, infectious diseases, and other debilitating conditions require careful surveillance so policy makers, practitioners, and researchers can monitor progress and understand key factors underlining the conditions.
Abt Associates has developed surveillance systems for conditions across the lifespan—from birth defects and infant mortality, to ALS and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. We also provide the accurate, thorough, timely data to create a clear picture of immunization levels among diverse populations. Our surveillance systems cover all ages, racial and ethnic groups, and the U.S. and developing countries.
Abt gathers data using both unobtrusive observation and direct measurement. We are equally adept at using single-mode methodologies and mixed-mode surveys. Our comprehensive expertise helps ensure that our surveys are accurate and complete.
Abt offers a team of professional health services researchers with knowledge and expertise in health economics, biostatistics, health management and policy, and program evaluation. We have extensive experience using quantitative data, including abstracting and using information from survey data.
Our capabilities include:
- Developing risk adjustment models;
- Designing health-related evaluation studies;
- Using complex statistical methods to analyze data;
- Developing interview guides, protocols, and conducting research interviews; and
- Applying insights from health economics to influence health policy.