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…

Substance Abuse Legislation Database

Users can search and download legislation related to substance abuse. Topics include: adult services, children and adolescent services, community-based services, infants services, women’s services, underage drinking, sentencing reform, and TANF. Background The Substance Abuse Legislation Database is maintained by the National Conference of State Legislatures. This database allows users to track legislation related to substance abuse. Topics include, but are not limited to: adult substance abuse services, children and adolescent…

Survey of Adult Transition and Health (SATH)

Background Users can download data regarding the health care needs of children with special health care needs in adolescence and early adulthood. Topics include: transition services, care coordination and health insurance. The Survey of Adult Transition and Health (SATH) is operated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and is sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Maternal…

Kaiser Family Foundation

Users can utilize a number of interactive tools or access and download reports, fact sheets, slides, briefs and survey on various health topics. Background The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation is a non-partisan non-profit research and communications organization focused on major health care issues in the U.S. and around the world. Topics are organized by the following categories: health reform; Medicaid/ CHIP; Medicare; costs/ insurance; uninsured/ coverage; state policy; prescription…

Transfer Income Model (TRIM3)

Users can download reports and access a simulation model of the effect of major governmental tax, transfer and health programs on the U.S. population at the individual, family, state and national level. Background The Transfer Income Model, version 3 (TRIM3) is a microsimulation model developed and maintained by the Urban Institute and is funded primarily through the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). TRIM3 simulates the effect of major…

March of Dimes

Users can generate graphs, maps and state summaries regarding perinatal indicators. Background The Perinatal Data Center division of March of Dimes collects and analyzes perinatal maternal and infant health data for the use of public health professionals, researchers, policy makers, and the media. This website provides perinatal data both within and across states, cities and counties. Topics include: infant mortality, preterm birth, prenatal care, and nutritional and behavioral risk factors.…

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).…

Marriage Calculator: Financial Consequences of Marriage Decisions

Users can calculate the total monthly income of an individual or couple, including taxes and transfers, according to living arrangement. The calculator analyzes tax and public assistance programs. Background The “Marriage Calculator: Financial Consequences of Marriage Decisions” is maintained by the Urban Institute, a social and economic policy research center. This calculator allows users to calculate the total monthly income of a couple or individual, according to economic and demographic…

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…