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Sources for gathering statistical data

  • National Center for Health Statistics  is the "Nation's principal health statistics agency." It compiles statistical information to guide actions and policies to improve the health of Americans.

  • Medicaid Statistics and Data-The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) "offers researchers and other health care professionals a broad range of quantitative information on (its) programs, from estimates of further Medicare and Medicaid spending to enrollment, spending, and claims data. CMS also offers a broad range of consumer research to help its partners and staff. 

  • Statehealthfacts.org (Kaiser Family Foundation) provides data on more than 450 health topics across all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Data are collected from a variety of public and private sources, including: original Kaiser Family Foundation reports, data from public Web sites, and information purchased from private organizations.

  • American FactFinder (U.S. Census Bureau) good source for population, housing, economic, and geographic information

  • Health Statistics (MedlinePlus) provides access to statistics and reports from various government agencies and independent organizations related to healthcare.

  • ProQuest Statistical Insight  includes the American Statistics Index (ASI) (1973- ) covering sources from various government departments and agencies; also has a libguide and video tutorial.

  • Statistical Resources on the Web: Health(University of Michigan Documents Center)  provides an annotated list of health statistical sources on the Web. Use the drop down menu to select "Health Sciences". 

Print Sources

    • Index to International Statistics (IIS) (1983- ) which covers sources from various international and regional organizations (R. 310.16 I38- Loop Campus –Non-Circulating)

    • Statistical Reference Index (SRI) (1980- ) which covers sources from different types of associations and organizations. (R. 317.3 S797c-Loop Campus –Non-Circulating

    Other Useful Websites

    • Health Law Links (Center for Health Law Studies, Saint Louis University School of Law) lists sites by topic such as antitrust, bioethics; elder law and long-term care; food, drugs, and medical devices; healthcare financing; mental health; pain; patient & government; patient & provider, provider liability, public health law, and telemedicine. It also links to journals and publications, agencies and institutions, etc. 
    • Database on Health and Human Rights Actors (World Health Organization in partnership with the Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Center at the Harvard School of Public Health) contains information about different health and human rights organizations from around the world. All information is gathered from a survey of organizations concerning their structures and programs. You can browse by country or by health program area, or search for particular health program areas in certain countries.



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