Data Sources Available from AHRQ

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) provides a range of data resources in the form of online, searchable databases. Data are provided on topics such as the use of health care, the costs of care, trends in hospital care, health insurance coverage, out-of-pocket spending, and patient satisfaction.

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) offers robust data sources that may interest you if you're a researcher, clinician, purchaser, policymaker, or consumer. The following page is intended to assist you in understanding these sources and to get you to the data you seek.

If You Need Data On Use This Data Source
Accessibility of care
Ambulatory surgeries
Emergency department visits
Health care disparities
Health care quality
Health care spending
Health care use
Health information data element definitions, values and information models
Hospitalizations
   By payer
   By States
   For children
State-specific health care quality information (strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for improvement)
Study data extracted for systematic reviews
Page last reviewed April 2015
Internet Citation: Data Sources Available from AHRQ. April 2015. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/data/dataresources/index.html