contaminated data

contaminated data

A term of art referring to data that is flawed, either inadvertently (“sloppy science”) or intentionally (fraudulent).
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According to the Pharmacy Fund's recent letter, "Your company can be crippled by third-party payers sending contaminated data, inaccurate payments, short payments, or worse, no payments at all for extended lengths of time.
This has led to sloppy and shallow thinking, contaminated data, and poor decisions based upon hasty (and therefore untrustworthy) analyses.

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