Sources of Health-Related Statistics
- U.S. Government
- Library-Subscribed Statistical Databases
- State Sources
- Global Sources
- Private Research Organizations
- Quality, Health Service Utilization, Financial
The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) is a major source health care statistics. Here are some links within the CDC website for various types of data.
These library-subscribed databases include statistics/data on a wide range of topics. Keyword-search them to find sources you may have missed.
Statista: The Statistics Portal
Contains statistics and analysis on a wide range of topics, such as health care, economics, industry, market research, social issues, and much more. Covers the globe.
Collects together documents, from a wide range of governmental and private sources, containing statistics and analysis on many topics including health care.
Another resource similar to Statistical Insight, but with data mapping and table-creation capabilities.
Intended for clinical practitioners, contains voluminous global information on epidemiology and treatment of almost every disease and condition. Good source of statistics on incidence and prevalence of diseases.
Data & Statistics Research Guide
This is an entire online guide dedicated to sources of datasets on many topics. The guide's creator, Jen Darragh, splits her time between the Homewood and East Baltimore campuses. She is an excellent source of help on uncovering difficult-to-find data sources.
These private organizations often fund research on key topics that are not covered by federal agencies. They also work in conjunction with federal agencies on certain projects.
Contains extensive data on health care use and expenditure variations by location within the U.S. (e.g., tonsillectomy rates by state), with an eye toward documenting disparities in access, efficiency, and cost. Data is presented by topic, region, and individual hospital.
An independent organization focusing on best practices in health care, alternative delivery systems, global health issues, chronic care, patient safety, and more--all focusing on creating the most rational, efficient, effective health care system possible.
IOM is the health care arm of the National Academy of Sciences. It is an independent organization that reports on policy issues independently and upon request by federal agencies. It has reported on public health, biomedical research, diseases, quality and patient safety, access and coverage, veterans' health, health care workforce, women's health, aging, and lots more.
This independent arm of Kaiser Permanente conducts extensive research on access to health care services, the impact of various insurance models on patient behavior, health reform, global health, and women's health issues.
Covers health care's effects on people's lifestyles, veterans' health issues, and numerous surveys that include questions on peoples use of health care services and attitudes toward health programs.
Point to the "Research" tab and click on "Health & Health Care" to find research, analysis, and quantitative info on various diseases, health care cost, health care facilities, health care quality, health economics, primary care, and many more topics
RWJ focuses on children's health, health care coverage, alternative delivery methods, disease prevention, vulnerable populations, nursing and much more.
Conducts research and writes in-depth reports on topics such as health system performance, health care delivery, health care coverage, vulnerable populations, state health policy, and health reform.
- Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS)
Click on the CAHPS database link to access AHRQ's comparative consumer opinion data on quality of service at hospitals and other providers