Data Sources Available from AHRQ

Largest collection of longitudinal hospital care data in the United States. National and State databases on inpatient, emergency department and ambulatory surgery visits as well as information from reports and tools facilitate research on a broad range of health policy issues.

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.

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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
Current as of July 2012
Internet Citation: Data Sources Available from AHRQ. July 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/data/dataresources/index.html