Table 1.

Characteristics of Data Quality

Accessibility—easy to obtain
Accuracy—is correct and valid
Comprehensiveness—all required items included
Consistency—values the same across the application
Currency—up to date
Definition—clear meaning and acceptable values
Granularity—correct level of detail
Relevancy—meaningful to the process
Precision—values just large enough to support need
Timeliness—appropriate for use and context