Ambulatory Health Care Data

Background Users can download full data sets or tables, charts and graphs on information related to physician office visits and hospital visits. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducts two surveys to gather ambulatory health care data. The National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS) gathers data from physician office visits, while the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS) gathers data from visits to hospitals, specifically the outpatient and…

Health Care Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP)

Users can use the online interactive tool (HCUP-net) to gather national, state and all-payer patient health care data or users can purchase the data from the HCUP databases. Background HCUP is sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. It is a collection of databases that provide information on patient health care data, including information typically found on a hospital discharge form. Topics include: cost of care, access to…

National Health Care Surveys

Background Users can download reports and data sets to gather information regarding health care. Topics include: reasons for hospitalizations, health insurance, physician office visits and emergency department visits. The National Health Care Surveys are a part of the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These provider based surveys are organized around different health care settings- physician offices, emergency departments, outpatient hospital departments,…