Quick Health Data Online

Background Users are able to access a variety of statics related to health care diagnoses and conditions in women’s health. The Office of Women’s Health: Quick Health Data Online formerly known as the National Women’s Health Indicators Database is maintained and run by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Users are able to search specific queries and create tables and graphs which can be exported. Quick Health Data…

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 Mortality Followback Survey

Background Users are able to access information about national death and mortality data. The Mortality Followback Survey Program, begun in the 1960’s by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), uses a sample of United States residents who die in a given year to supplement the death certificate with information from the next of kin or another person familiar with the decedent’s life history. This information, sometimes enhanced by administrative…

Child Well-Being and Welfare Module

Background Users can download data pertaining to child well-being. Topics include, but are not limited to: childcare, neighborhood safety, and parental employment. The Child Well-Being and Welfare Module of SLAITS 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. The Child Well-Being and Welfare module contains information exploring the association…

HCUPnet

Users can generate customized tables and charts of statistics regarding hospitals, emergency departments and patient characteristics using this interactive tool from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project. Background HCUPnet is an interactive tool that allows users to easily gather statistics of interest from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (H-CUP). HCUP is sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. It is a collection of databases that provide information…

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…

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…

Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS)

Users can customize table and download data sets to gather information on Americans’ use and experience of health care and on the costs associated with health care. Background MEPS is a series of large scale surveys designed to increase understanding of Americans use of health care and the cost of that care. Data is collected on the frequency and type of care, cost of health care and how it is…

National Asthma Survey (NAS)

Users can download data regarding the socioeconomic, environmental and behavioral predictors of asthma control. Background The National Asthma Survey (NAS) is a joint effort between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and is sponsored by the National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH). The National Asthma Survey examines the health, socioeconomic, environmental, and behavioral predictors of asthma control. This survey explores the…