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Health Related Statistics

Compiled by Elaine Skopelja MALS eskopelj@iupui.edu medlref@iupui.edu

Disability/Injury | Disease Specific | Expenditures and Cost Utilization | General Healthcare Statistics | General Statistics, Not Healthcare Related | Global | Hospital and Ambulatory Care | Indiana Health Statistics | Insurance | Physicians and Other Health Professionals | Population Groups | Web & Print Resources Available Only at the Medical Library

 

The Statistics Consulting Center within the Department of Mathematical Sciences at IUPUI provides advice and support to all IUPUI researchers and other non-university clients needing help with statistics and biostatistics. Our focus is on consulting, collaboration and education.  Costs are determined by the nature of the work and the type of assistance requested. The first exploratory meeting is free of charge.

 Disability/Injury

 Disease Specific

 Expenditures and Cost Utilization

  • Healthcare Cost and Ultization Project (HCUP)
    HCUPnet is a free, on-line query system based on data from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP).  It provides access to health statistics and information on hospital inpatient and emergency department utilization.
  • Medical Expenditure Panel Survey
    MEPS is a set of large-scale surveys of families and individuals, their medical providers, and employers across the United States. MEPS is the most complete source of data on the cost and use of health care and health insurance coverage.
  • Statistical Abstract of the United States: Health and Nutrition
    Includes information on health expenditures and insurance coverage, including Medicare and Medicaid, medical personnel, hospitals, nursing homes and other care facilities, injuries, diseases, disability status, nutritious intake of the population, and food consumption.

 General Healthcare Statistics

 General Statistics, Not Healthcare Related

  • FedStats
  • NationMaster.com
    Central data source and a handy way to graphically compare nations. Includes a vast compilation of data from such sources as the CIA World Factbook, United Nations, etc.  Generate maps and graphs on all kinds of statistics with ease.
  • SNAPS (Snap Shots of State Population Data)
  • United States Economic Census
    Profiles American business every five years, from the national to the local level. The current available census is 2007.

  Global

  • Core Health Indicators (World Health Organization)
    Includes data on mortality, life expectancy, births, immunization, health care workers, child mortality, sanitation, etc.
  • Global Health Facts.org
  • HealthMap : Global Disease Map Alert
    HealthMap brings together disparate data sources to achieve a unified and comprehensive view of the current global state of infectious diseases and their effect on human and animal health. This freely available Web site integrates outbreak data of varying reliability, ranging from news sources (such as Google News) to curated personal accounts (such as ProMED) to validated official alerts (such as the World Health Organization).
  • State of the World's Children: Information by Country
    From the United Nations Children's Fund
    Independent element of the Pew Research Center that gathers information on health and health care issues in state government.
  • WHOSIS (World Health Organization Statistical Information System)
  • World Health Report
    Combines an expert assessment of global health, including statistics relating to all countries.

 Hospital and Ambulatory Care

  • Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality: Data & Surveys
    AHRQ includes research centers that specialize in major areas of health care research such as quality improvement and patient safety, outcomes and effectiveness of care, clinical practice and technology assessment, and health care organization and delivery systems.
  • American Hospital Directory (Requires authentication, IU use only)
    The American Hospital Directory provides data and staistics about more than 6,000 hospitals nationwide using both public and private sources.
  • America's Best Children's Hospitals (U.S. News and World Report)
  • America's Best Hospitals (U.S. News and World Report)
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid: Research, Statistics, Data & Systems
    Statistics, trends and reports are available
  • Healthcare Statistics & Market Research - AHA
  • HealthGrades
    HealthGrades provides ratings and profiles of hospitals, nursing homes and physicians to consumers, corporations, health plans and hospitals.  Consumers, employers, health plans and hospitals can use the independent ratings. NOTE: Physician reports are fee-based, hospital rankings are free, but hospital reports are fee-based, and nusing home reports are also fee-based.
  • Hospital Compare
    Displays rates for Process of Care measures that show how often hospitals provide some of the care that is recommended for patients being treated for a heart attack, heart failure or pneumonia, or patients having surgery.
  • Leapfrog Hospital Quality and Safety Survey Results
    The Leapfrog group rates and ranks hospitals on their quality and safety practices
  • Medical Expenditure Panel Survey
    MEPS is a set of large-scale surveys of families and individuals, their medical providers, and employers across the United States. MEPS is the most complete source of data on the cost and use of health care and health insurance coverage.
  • National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
    Measures and reports on health care quality.
  • National Health Care Surveys
    Includes many provider-based surveys designed to meet the need for objective, reliable information about the organizations and providers that supply health care, the services rendered, and the patients they serve.
  • National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey
    Provides data on the utilization and provision of ambulatory care services in hospital emergency and outpatient departments.
  • National Hospital Discharge Survey (NCHS)
    Contains a survey of characteristics of inpatients discharged from non-Federal short-stay hospitals in the U.S. These include age, sex, race, ethnicity, marital status, and expected sources of payment. Admission and discharge dates (which allow calculation of length of stay), as well as discharge status are also included. Medical information includes diagnoses and procedures coded to the International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM)
  • National Medical Care Ambulatory Survey
    Information about the provision and use of ambulatory medical care services in the U.S.
  • National Survey of Ambulatory Surgery (NSAS)
    The only national study of ambulatory surgical care in hospital-based and freestanding ambulatory surgery cents (ASCs).  The NSAS was first conducted from 1994 to 1996, but it was discontinued due to lack of resources, it is being conducted again in 2006.

 Indiana Health Statistics

 Insurance

  • America's Best Health Plans (U.S. News and World Report)
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid: Research, Statistics, Data & Systems
    Statistics, trends and reports are available
  • Health Insurance Data (United States Census Bureau)
    Collects health insurance data from two surveys of U.S. households.
  • HealthGrades
    HealthGrades provides ratings and profiles of hospitals, nursing homes and physicians to consumers, corporations, health plans and hospitals.  Consumers, employers, health plans and hospitals can use the independent ratings. NOTE: Physician reports are fee-based, hospital rankings are free, but hospital reports are fee-based, and nusing home reports are also fee-based.
  • Medical Expenditure Panel Survey
    MEPS is a set of large-scale surveys of families and individuals, their medical providers, and employers across the United States. MEPS is the most complete source of data on the cost and use of health care and health insurance coverage.
  • National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
    Measures and reports on health care quality.
  • National Health Care Surveys
    Includes many provider-based surveys designed to meet the need for objective, reliable information about the organizations and providers that supply health care, the services rendered, and the patients they serve.
  • Statistical Abstract of the United States: Health and Nutrition
    Includes information on health expenditures and insurance coverage, including Medicare and Medicaid, medical personnel, hospitals, nursing homes and other care facilities, injuries, diseases, disability status, nutritious intake of the population, and food consumption.

Physicians and Other Health Professionals

  • HealthGrades
    HealthGrades provides ratings and profiles of hospitals, nursing homes and physicians to consumers, corporations, health plans and hospitals.  Consumers, employers, health plans and hospitals can use the independent ratings. NOTE: Physician reports are fee-based, hospital rankings are free, but hospital reports are fee-based, and nusing home reports are also fee-based.
  • Medical Expenditure Panel Survey
    MEPS is a set of large-scale surveys of families and individuals, their medical providers, and employers across the United States. MEPS is the most complete source of data on the cost and use of health care and health insurance coverage.
  • National Center for Health Workforce Analysis
    Includes data on physicians, nurses, dentists, allied health and other health professionals
  • National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
    Measures and reports on health care quality.
  • National Health Care Surveys
    Includes many provider-based surveys designed to meet the need for objective, reliable information about the organizations and providers that supply health care, the services rendered, and the patients they serve.
  • National Practitioner Data Bank Annual Reports
    Contains many statistical tables that provide information on reporting, malpractice payments, adverse actions, disputed reports, queries and matches
  • US Health Workforce Personnel Factbook
    Compilation of data from more than a dozen professional associations government agencies.  With 67 detailed tables, the Factbook paints a comprehensive, descriptive picture of the health care workforce.

 Population Groups

Current Web & Print Resources / Statistics & Directories (Available for use ONLY at the Medical Library)

  • AAMC Data Book (Association of American Medical Colleges)
    REF W 19 A849a
  • AHA Guide to the Health Care Field (American Hospital Association)
    REF WX 22AA1 A5123
  • Academic Practice Compensation & Production Survey for Faculty & Management
    REF W16 A1683
  • American Hospital Directory (online, includes statistics)
    Can be used ONLY in the Medical Library, one user at a time. If you are not IU, you will need to see a librarian or library staff for assistance.
    Where to Find: Click "Databases" on the Library homepage, type in "American Hospital Directory" and then use the password provided after authentication.
  • Cost Survey for Single-Specialty Practices (Medical Group Mgt Assoc)
    REF W16 C8373
  • Cost Survey for Multispecialty Practices
    REF W16 C8372
  • Directory of Community Blood Centers and Hospital Blood Banks
    REF WH 22 AA1 D598
  • Directory of Investor-Owned, Community Hospitals, Hospital Management Companies & Health Systems, Residential Treatment Facilities & Centers, Key Management Personnel
    REF WX22 AA1 D597
  • Health Care State Rankings
    REF WA900 AA1 H434
  • Healthcare Business Market Research Handbook
    REF W74 H4343
  • AHA Hospital Statistics
    REF WX16 A512h
  • Management Compensation Survey (Medical Group Management Assoc)
    REF W16 M266
  • Medical Fees in the United States
    REF W 80 M4892
  • Medical Group Compensation & Financial Survey
    REF W 16 M489
  • Medicare RBRVS: The Physician's Guide
    REF WT 31 M489
  • Physician Characteristics & Distribution in the U.S.
    REF W 40 AA1 P5782
  • Physician Compensation and Production Survey
    REF W 16 P578
  • Physician Salary Survey Report, Hospital-Based Group Practice and HMO
    REF WX 16 P578
  • Physicians Fee and Coding Guide
    REF W 74 P5782
  • Physicians Fee Reference
    REF W 74 P578
  • Profiles of U.S. Hospitals
    REF WX 22 AA1 P964
  • Report on Medical School Faculty Salaries
    REF W18 A849r
  • Statistical Abstract of the United States
    REF HA 202 S7972
  • TheStreet.com Ratings' Guide to HMOs and Health Insurers
    REF W 100 T374
  • State Medical Licensure Requirements and Statistics
    REF W40 AA1 U58
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