Health

Medicare.gov, Hospital Compare

http://www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare/search.html

Hospital is part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Quality Initiative. The Hospital Quality Initiative uses a variety of tools to help stimulate and support improvements in the quality of care delivered by hospitals. The intent is to help improve hospitals’ quality of care by distributing objective, easy to understand data on hospital performance, and quality information from consumer perspectives.

The Henry Kaiser Family Foundation

http://kff.org

HKF’s State Health Facts provides state data for major health statistics, as well as some areas that are harder to find.  These other areas include: Medicare and Medicaid, state health reform; and health insurance and coverage.

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/

The CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics make available statistics related to births, morbidity, mortality, behavioral health, Food Safety, genetics, diseases, injury, violence, and many related topics.

World Health Organization

http://www.who.int/gho/publications/world_health_statistics/en/

WHO publishes an annual report and provides on-line data, as well as national summaries related to health, disease, health behavior, medical resources, birth and mortality, and expenditures on health care.

 

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