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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2004

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Table 1.1. Databases used in the 2004 NHDR (new databases in bolded italics)

Surveys collected from samples of civilian, noninstitutionalized populations:

  • AHRQ, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), 1999-2001
  • CDC-NCHS, National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), 1999-2001
  • CDC-NCHS/National Immunization Program, National Immunization Survey (NIS), 2000-2002
  • CDC- NCHS, National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs (NSCSHCN), 2002
  • CMS, Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS), 1998-2000
  • HRSA, Community Health Center User Survey, 2002
  • SAMHSA, National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 2001-2002

Data collected from samples of health care facilities and providers:

  • CDC-NCHS, National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS), 1999-2001
  • CDC-NCHS, National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey—Outpatient Department (NHAMCS-OPD), 1999-2001
  • CDC-NCHS, National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey— Emergency Department (NHAMCS-ED), 1999-2001
  • CDC-NCHS, National Hospital Discharge Survey (NHDS), 1998-2001
  • CMS, End Stage Renal Disease Clinical Performance Measures Project (ESRD CPMP), 2001-2002

Data extracted from data systems of health care organizations:

  • AHRQ, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project State Inpatient Databases disparities analysis filei (HCUP SID), 2001
  • CMS, Medicare Patient Safety Monitoring System, 2002
  • CMS, Nursing Home Minimum Data Set, 2002
  • CMS, Quality Indicators program, 2000-2001
  • HIV Research Network data (HIVRN), 2001
  • IHS, National Patient Information Reporting System (NPIRS), 2002
  • NIH, United States Renal Data System (USRDS), 1998-2001

Data from surveillance and vital statistics systems:

  • CDC-National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention, HIV/AIDS Surveillance System, 2001
  • CDC-National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention, TB Surveillance System, 2000
  • CDC-NCHS, National Vital Statistics System (NVSS), 2000-2001
  • NIH, Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) program, 1992-2001

i This file is designed to provide national estimates of disparities in the AHRQ Quality Indicators using weighted records from a sample of hospitals from the following 22 States: AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, HI, KS, MD, MA, MI, MO, NJ, NY, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, and WI. For details, see Appendix A, Data Sources, and Appendix C, Measure Specifications.

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