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NEWM N548: 3D Prototyping for Applications in Medicine

This will guide students in N548 to the best information resources.

Guides to Finding Health Data

General Health Data & Statistics Sources

Indiana Health Statistics

Health Professional Shortage Areas & Medically Underserved Area Designations (Indiana) (Indiana State Dept of Health)

Indiana County Health Rankings & Roadmaps (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)

Indiana State Department of Health Data & Statistics

Indiana INdicators (Indiana State Dept of Health, Indiana Hospital Association, Indiana Business Research Center, IU Center on Public Policy)

Indiana Health Workforce Studies (Indiana Area Health Education Centers AHEC)

Indiana Hospital Association Data - members can access their files

Indiana State Dashboard (AHRQ - National Healthcare Quality & Disparities Reports)

Indiana Benchmarks (AHRQ - National Healthcare Quality & Disparities Reports)

Kids Count in Indiana Data Book - Indiana Youth Institute

Research & Data - Indiana  (National Association of Community Health Centers)

State Health Facts - Indiana (Kaiser Family Foundation)

Hospitals & Medicare/Medicaid Data

AHA Data Viewer (American Hospital Association)
American Hospital Association’s proprietary information from the AHA Annual Survey of Hospitals, IT Supplement Survey and AHA membership data.

American Hospital Directory (Online available only to IU-affiliated users)

Best Hospitals (U.S. News & World Report)

CMS DataNavigator (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid)
Use the Data Navigator to find data and information products for specific CMS programs, such as Medicare and Medicaid, or on specific health care topics or settings-of-care.

Hospital Compare (Medicare)
Provides information about the quality of care at over 4,000 Medicare-certified hospitals across the country. Use Hospital Compare to find hospitals and compare the quality of their care.

Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems Survey (HCAHPS or CAHPS)
Provided by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) and the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ) Standardized survey instrument and data collection methodology for measuring patients' perspectives on hospital care.

Leapfrog Hospital Survey (Leapfrog Group)
Assesses hospital safety, quality, and efficiency based on national performance measures.

National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS)
Data on the utilization and provision of ambulatory care services in hospital emergency and outpatient departments and in ambulatory surgery centers. Hospital-based ambulatory surgery centers were first added to this study in 2009, and freestanding ambulatory surgery centers were added in 2010.

National Hospital Care Survey (CDC)
Latest trends affecting hospitals and health care organizations and factors that influence the use of health care resources, the quality of  health care and disparities in health care services,

National Hospital Discharge Summary (CDC)
Characteristics of inpatients discharged from non-Federal short-stay hospitals in the United States.

Health Care Expenditures & Cost Utilization

HCUPnet  (Agency for Healthcare Research & Policy) 
Free, on-line query system based on data from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). It provides access to health statistics and information on hospital inpatient and emergency department utilization.

Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (Agency for Healthcare Research & Policy)
Large-scale surveys & data on families and individuals, medical providers & employers on the cost and use of health care and health insurance. 

National Health Expenditure Data (Centers Medicare & Medicaid)