Ambulatory Care, Hospitalization, and Mortality Data

Ambulatory care data

Medical Expenditure Panel Survey                          Access data  New!

A sample of 40,000 U.S. households. Contains data on utilization, insurance, and a number of other variables of interest.

National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey             Access printed reports by year

Contains information on the number and duration of medical visits.

Hospital data

Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project-3                Access data !

Contains approximately half of the hospitalizations in the United States weighted to be nationally representative. Click on the first link to read a description of the data and click on the second link to access the data.

National Hospital Discharge Survey 

Contains a smaller sample than the HCUP-3 dataset above, but the data are cross-validated using a sample of medical records.

Medical Provider Analysis and Review

Contains the total number of hospitalizations reported to Medicare by diagnosis-related groups.

Nursing home and long-term care data

National Nursing Home Survey 

National Home and Hospice Care Survey  

Mortality data

US

Multiple Cause of Death Datafile 

All reported deaths in the United States

Ferret !

Contains mortality datasets among others. Data can be exported into tables or downloaded by variable.

CDC Wonder (Must sign up for password)

Virtually every public health dataset available, including mortality data.

International data

International Database (US Census)

WHO: General Research Data

WHO CHOICE

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