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…

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…