Data Sources—Indian Health Service (IHS)
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Indian Health Service (IHS) National Patient Information Reporting System (NPIRS)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Indian Health Service.
Mode of Administration
NPIRS is an agencywide statistical information system and warehouse of Indian health and health system data.
Survey Sample Design
Primary Survey Content
NPIRS is the national data repository for IHS statistical health care data on patient registration and visit encounters occurring at either IHS facilities or contracting facilities that provide care. It collects data on members of federally recognized tribes who access IHS services.
Age, sex, Indian status.
1997 to present.
National IHS service area estimates (including Aberdeen, Alaska, Albuquerque, Bemidji, Billings, Nashville, Navajo, Oklahoma, Phoenix, Tucson, excluding Portland and California Service Areas).
Because of concerns about the quality of the data, hospitalizations from the California and Portland regions were deleted; the denominator was correspondingly reduced.
Agency home page: http://www.ihs.gov.
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