Corona: Concepts for an Improved Statistical Database
Statistics about Corona are of main interest for the public. Looking at the published data shows a gap between existing data and the information needed for evidence based decisions. The paper proposes an approach for improving the situation. After an analysis of the existing data regards to the quality criteria of Official Statistics, a three step approach is discussed. The first step is a Statistical Corona Register based on existing health data. The second step is building a so-called Extended Statistical Corona Register, which integrates health data and sociodemographic data. In a last step ideas for a Statistical Data Warehouse Corona are outlined. Finally, the opportunities of this approach for possible analyses and reporting are discussed.
The paper emphasizes the need of a close cooperation between Public Health and National Statistical Institutes in the efforts for builing such an improved database.
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