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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2006

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Appendix A: Data Sources

This appendix provides information about each database analyzed for the 2006 National Healthcare Disparities Report including data type, sample design, and primary content.


Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®)
Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP)
Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS)
National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)
National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)
National HIV/AIDS Surveillance System
National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS)
National Hospital Discharge Survey (NHDS)
National Immunization Survey (NIS)
National Nosocomial Infections Surveillance (NNIS) System
National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR)
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)
ESRD Clinical Performance Measures (CPM) Project
Home Health Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS)
Hospital CAHPS® (HCAHPS)
Hospital Compare
Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS)
Medicare Patient Safety Monitoring System (MPSMS)
Medicare Quality Improvement Organizations (QIO) Program
Nursing Home Minimum Data Set (MDS)

Indian Health Service (IHS)
Indian Health Service (IHS) National Patient Information Reporting System (NPIRS)

National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)
Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set (HEDIS®)

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)
National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH)
Substance Abuse Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS)

Miscellaneous and Multisource Sponsors
Family Evaluation of Hospice Care
HIV Research Network (HIVRN)
University of Michigan Kidney Epidemiology and Cost Center

Current as of January 2007



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