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ECON 340 - Economics of Medical Care (Dr. Andrews)

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Economics Databases

Medical Databases

Websites for Health Care and Economics

  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ): "The AHRQ's mission is to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable, and to work within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and with other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used."
  • Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care: "For more than 20 years, the Dartmouth Atlas Project has documented glaring variations in how medical resources are distributed and used in the United States. The project uses Medicare data to provide information and analysis about national, regional, and local markets, as well as hospitals and their affiliated physicians."
  • Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP): "HCUP is the Nation’s most comprehensive source of hospital data, including information on in-patient care, ambulatory care, and emergency department visits. HCUP enables researchers, insurers, policymakers and others to study health care delivery and patient outcomes over time, and at the national, regional, State, and community levels."
  • CDC Report on Health in the United States, 2015: "Presents national trends in health statistics on such topics as birth and death rates, infant mortality, life expectancy, morbidity and health status, risk factors, use of ambulatory and inpatient care, health personnel and facilities, financing of health care, health insurance and managed care, and other health topics."
  • Health Resources & Services Administration: Data and Statistics: US Department of Health and Human Services data on issues like health care shortages, the health care workforce, and maternal and child health.
  • The Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at UPenn: "Created to fill fundamental gaps in the evidence base that could inform policies critical to the financing and management of the nation's increasingly costly and complex health care system."
  • CDC National Health Care Surveys: "The National Health Care Surveys are designed to answer key questions of interest to health care policy makers, public health professionals, and researchers. These can include the factors that influence the use of health care resources, the quality of health care, including safety, and disparities in health care services provided to population subgroups in the United States."