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…

National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs (NSCSHCN)

Background Users can download data pertaining to children with special health care needs. Topics include, but are not limited to: health insurance access, care coordination, and the medical home. The National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs (NS-CSHCN) is a SLAITS survey operated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and is sponsored by the Maternal and Child Health…

State Inpatient Database (SID)

Background Users are able to access information related to inpatient care for adults and children under 20 years old. Researchers, students, and policymakers can use the State Inpatient Database (SID) to identify, track, and analyze national trends in health care utilization, access, charges, quality, and outcomes. The SID is one database in a family of databases and software tools developed as part of the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP).…

Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS)

Background The Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) is a database focused on hospital stay information. Users are able to use the NIS to identify, track, and analyze national trends in health care utilization, access, charges, quality, and outcomes. The Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) is maintained by the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project. The NIS is the largest all-payer inpatient care database in the United States. It contains data from approximately 8…