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Table 5-1: Data Sources Used in the 2008 NHQR and NHDR

Future Directions for the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities

Table 5-1. Data Sources Used in the 2008 NHQR and NHDR

Federally Funded National Surveys
AHRQ, CAHPS Hospital Survey (HCAHPS)
AHRQ, Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (CQUIPS), National CAHPS Benchmarking Database (NCBD)
AHRQ, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS)
CDC, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
CDC-National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)
CDC-NCHS, National Immunization Survey (NIS)
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH)

Health Care Facilities and Clinical Data
AHRQ, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS)
AHRQ, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), State Inpatient Database (SID)
American Cancer Society (ACS), National Cancer Data Base (NCDB)
CDC-NCHS, National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS)
CDC-NCHS, National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS)
CDC-NCHS, National Hospital Discharge Survey (NHDS)
CMS, End Stage Renal Disease Clinical Performance Measures Project (ESRD CPMP)
CMS, Home Health Outcomes and Assessment Information Set (OASIS)
CMS, Medicare Patient Safety Monitoring System (MPSMS)
CMS, Nursing Home Minimum Dataset (MDS)
CMS, Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) program, Hospital Quality Alliance measures
National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Renal Data System (USRDS)
SAMHSA, Treatment Episode Datasets (TEDS)

Surveillance and Vital Statistics Data
CDC, HIV/AIDS Surveillance System
CDC, National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR)
CDC, National Tuberculosis Surveillance System (NTBSS)
CDC, National Vital Statistics System: Link Birth and Infant Death Data (NVSS-I)
CDC, National Vital Statistics System: Mortality Data (NVSS-M)
CDC, National Vital Statistics System: Natality (NVSS-N)
National Cancer Institute (NCI), Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results program (SEER)

Other
CMS, Medicare Administrative Data (MAD)
CMS-National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), Family Evaluation of Hospice Care Survey (FEHCS)
HHS, HIV Research Network (HIV RN)
Indian Health Service (IHS), National Patient Information Reporting System (NPIRS)
National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS)
NIH-National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Collaborative Psychiatric Epidemiology Surveys (CPES)
University of Michigan, Kidney Epidemiology and Cost Center

Sources: AHRQ, 2009a, b.

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Page last reviewed December 2010
Internet Citation: Table 5-1: Data Sources Used in the 2008 NHQR and NHDR: Future Directions for the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities . December 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/final-reports/iomqrdrreport/futureqrdrtab5-1.html