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Health Statistics: Hospital & Health Care Economics

Hospital & Health Care Economic Statistics

CDC, Nat'l Center for Health Statistics: National Hospital Discharge Survey and Ambulatory Surgery Data

  • Data on hospital discharges, ambulatory surgery, inpatient deaths and more.

CDC, Nat'l Center for Health Statistics: National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey and National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey

  • Data on ambulatory and physician office visits (does not contain information on specialties such as anesthesiology, pathology, and radiology)
  • Data on hospital outpatient and emergency department visits

HCUP (pronounced "H-CUP") family of health care databases and related software tools and products is made possible by a Federal-State-Industry partnership sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

Bureau of Health Professionals (US Dept of Health & Human Services): National Center for Health Workforce Analysis

  • Data on levels of employment, projected growth and key environmental factors that affect demand for health care. Details for medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy, mental health and aides.
  • Provides highlights from the 2000 analysis for individual states. Full copies of the analysis can be requested (for free).

Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (US Dept of Health & Human Services)

  • National and state stats on all stays (including by payer), emergency dept visits, national stats on mental health hospitalizations, and children and information on US Hospitals

Nat'l Association of County &City Health Officials: The National Profile of Local Health Departments

  • Contains state and national level data on governance, population served, finances, LHD workforce, services provided, health disparities, etc

AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality) Medical Expenditure Panel Survey

  • Provides state and national level data on chronic conditions, health insurance, medicare, health care costs, prescription drugs and more.
  • Not all states are included. If the state you are looking for is not included please feel free to email that state's Department of Public Health's statistics department. (We have the examples of Illinois. If you want to include Illinois' specific information ask Tara or Ann for it)

Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care

  • Documents variations in how medical resources are distributed and used in the United States. Provides comprehensive information and analysis about national, regional, and local markets, as well as individual hospitals and their affiliated physicians
  • Has data tools that allow you to choose which indicators and over what regions/time frames will be represented in your results
  • Coverage and indicators include hospital care intensity, per-decedent spending for inpatient hospitalizations, physician visits, skilled nursing facility stays, home health agency visits, or hospice admissions, evaluates the contributions of variation in price and volume in determining Medicare reimbursements, etc.

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