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Appendix A: Data Sources

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This appendix provides information about each database analyzed for the 2003 National Healthcare Disparities Report including data type, sample design, and primary content.


Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP)
HIV Research Network Data (HIVRN)
Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS)
National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)
National HIV/AIDS Surveillance System
National Home and Hospice Care Survey (NHHCS)
National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS)
National Hospital Discharge Survey (NHDS)
National Immunization Survey (NIS)
National Nursing Home Survey (NNHS)
National Tuberculosis Surveillance System (NTBSS)
National Vital Statistics System-Linked Birth and Infant Death Data (NVSS-I)
National Vital Statistics System-Mortality (NVSS-M)
National Vital Statistics System-Natality (NVSS-N)

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
Medicare Claims Data
Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS)
Medicare Quality Improvement Organizations (QIO) Program
Nursing Home Minimum Data Set (MDS)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program (SEER)
United States Renal Data System (USRDS)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Client/Patient Sample Survey (CPSS)
National Household Survey on Drug Abuse (NHSDA)

Miscellaneous and Multisource Sponsors
California Health Interview Survey (CHIS)
Commonwealth Fund

Current as of August 2007


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