Appendix B: List of NHQR Data Sources, Including Those Supporting State Estimates

Diabetes Care Quality Improvement: A Resource Guide for State Action

The following is a list of the data sources assembled and used in the NHQR. Those sources in bold collect data and support analyses at the State level, although they may or may not be available in the NHQR:

  • Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
  • Dialysis Facility Compare (DFC)
  • Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP)
  • Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set (HEDIS®)
  • HIV/AIDS Surveillance System
  • Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS)
  • Medicare Quality Monitoring System (MQMS)
  • Minimum Data Set (MDS)
  • National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS)
  • National CAHPS® Benchmarking Database (NCBD)
  • National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)
  • National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)
  • National Home and Hospice Care Survey (NHHCS)
  • National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS)
  • National Hospital Discharge Survey (NHDS)
  • National Immunization Survey (NIS)
  • National Nosocomial Infections Surveillance (NNIS)
  • National Nursing Home Survey (NNHS)
  • National TB Surveillance System (NTBSS)
  • National Vital Statistics System — Linked Birth and Infant Death Data (NVSS-I)
  • National Vital Statistics System, Mortality (NVSS-M)
  • Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS)
  • Quality Improvement Organization (QIO)
  • Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program (SEER)
  • United States Renal Data System (USRDS)
Current as of August 2008
Internet Citation: Appendix B: List of NHQR Data Sources, Including Those Supporting State Estimates: Diabetes Care Quality Improvement: A Resource Guide for State Action. August 2008. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/quality-resources/tools/diabguide/diabqguideapb.html