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,…

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…

Flu Activity and Surveillance

Background The Flu Activity and Surveillance site at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) collects information on influenza activity in the United States. The information is collected in five categories: viral surveillance, outpatient illness surveillance, mortality surveillance, hospitalization surveillance, and a summary of the geographic spread of influenza. The purpose of the Flu Activity and Surveillance is to: find out where and when influenza is occurring, track illnesses,…

HIVnet

Users can customize data to gather information on the health care use of people living with HIV. Background HIVnet is an interactive data tool from the HIV Research Network at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. It provides researchers, policy makers and public health practitioners with information regarding the health care use of people with HIV. HIVnet focuses on outpatient and inpatient care patterns in large HIV health practices.…

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…