Data, Statistics, & Tools

Data resources available from AHRQ

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.

Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP)

Largest collection of nationwide and State-specific longitudinal hospital care data in the United States enables research on a range of health policy issues.

Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS)

Longitudinal, nationally representative survey provides timely, comprehensive information on the health status of Americans, health insurance coverage, and access, use, and cost of health services.

State Snapshots

The State Snapshots provide state-specific health care quality information, including strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for improvement. The goal is to help state officials and their public- and private-sector partners better understand health care quality and disparities in their state.

Filling the Information Needs for Healthcare Reform

A Meeting Summary of an AHRQ event held on March 19, 2009 with the purpose of developing a strategy to optimize the availability of information and data for enactment and implementation of health care reform.

U.S. Health Information Knowledgebase (USHIK)

The United States Health Information Knowledgebase (USHIK) is a metadata registry of healthcare-related data standards funded and directed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) with management support in partnership with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.