Provides information on assistive technology and rehabilitation equipment available from domestic and international sources to consumers, organizations, professionals, and caregivers within the United States.
Agency for Healthcare Research
and Quality (AHRQ)
Website includes: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), Safety Net Monitoring Initiative,
MEPS—Medical Expenditure Panel Survey,
HCUPnet—Interactive Tool for Hospital
Tool for Statistics on Use of Resources, HIV & AIDS Costs & Use,
Healthcare Informatics Standards
American Academy of Orthopaedic
Surgeons Normative Data (AAOS)
The database is not publicly available, but AAOS can distribute it upon request via
CD. To obtain the database and support materials, a request could be sent to the Research hot line email - firstname.lastname@example.org. The site is registration controlled, but the data and all documents are free.
Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC)
Links to Data and Statistics, Scientific Data,
Surveillance, National Notifiable Diseases
Surveillance System (NNDSS), Health
Statistics, Laboratory Information, Laboratory Standardization, Laboratory
Studies and Programs.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
is a federal agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Programs for which CMS is responsible include Medicare, Medicaid, State Children's Health
Insurance Program (SCHIP), HIPAA, and CLIA.
Studying Health System Change (HSC) Community Tracking Study (CTS)
CTSonline is an interactive system that allows you to
obtain results for a variety of topics from the CTS Household Survey and the
CTS Physician Survey.
CenterWatch Clinical Trials Listing
You can use this
site to find a wealth of information about clinical research, including
listings of more than 41,000 active industry- and government-sponsored clinical
trials, as well as new drug therapies in research and those recently approved
by the FDA.
Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS)
Creates and delivers digital information for scientific
research and discovery.
accident reporting system (FARS)
Detailed analyses of fatal motor vehicle crashes.
International Center for Disability Resources on the Internet (ICDRI)
mission includes the collection of a knowledge base of quality disability
resources and best practices and the provision of education, outreach and training
based on these core resources.
The Leapfrog Group
Composed of more than 140 public and private organizations that provide
health care benefits, The Leapfrog Group works with medical experts
throughout the U.S. to identify problems and propose solutions that it believes
will improve hospital systems that could break down and harm patients.
A health information company that provides decision support systems,
market intelligence, benchmark databases, and research for managing the
purchase, administration, and delivery of health services and benefits.
National Cancer Data
A joint effort by the American Cancer Society and the American
College of Surgeons, the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) collects data from
computerized hospital cancer registries for use in evaluating cancer trends and
treatment patterns in analytic research.
Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS)
This is a probability sample that used to include only product-related injury but that now contains other data. The numerator data are good but no exposure information is included. Information about NEISS is also provided.
Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
The Center produces Disability
Statistics Reports, a series of detailed research reports, and Disability Statistics Abstracts, a
series of short research briefs, which are printed by NIDRR.
Registry of Drug Induced Ocular Side Effects
The registry collects
case reports from physicians who suspect an adverse ocular reaction due to
drugs, screens the world literature for data on drug-, chemical-, or environmentally induced
eye disease, and maintains files on each entity.
National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP)
The first national, validated,
outcome-based, risk-adjusted, and peer-controlled program for the measurement
and enhancement of the quality of surgical care.
The goal of the NTDB is to inform
the medical community, the public, and decision makers about a wide variety of
issues that characterize the current state of care for injured persons in the United States. The information contained in the data bank has implications in many
areas including epidemiology, injury control, research, education, acute care,
and resource allocation.
Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) An Adult
Cardiac National Database
National Database Fall
2003 Executive Summary is now available in PDF format.
Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Database
UAB's National Spinal
Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC) supervises and directs the collection,
management and analysis of the world's largest spinal cord injury database.
Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program of the National
Cancer Institute (NCI)
Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program of the National Cancer Institute
is an authoritative source of information on new cancer cases and cancer
survival in the United States.
TESS - Toxic Exposure
TESS is the only comprehensive poisoning surveillance
database in the United States. TESS contains detailed toxicological
information on more than 24 million poison exposures reported to U.S. poison
TOXNET, a cluster of databases on toxicology,
hazardous chemicals, and related areas.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Database
The TBIMS program seeks to improve
the lives of persons who experience traumatic brain injury, their families and
their communities by creating and disseminating new knowledge about the course,
treatment and outcomes relating to their condition.
Census 2000 was the largest peacetime effort in the
history of the United States. Information about the 115.9 million housing units
and 281.4 million people across the United States will be available in a
variety of formats and media, including the Internet, CD-ROMs, DVDs, and
printed reports. This brochure provides a brief introduction to the information
available from Census 2000, Census 2000 geography, maps, and data products.
Visit the Web site at http://www.census.gov for more information.
United States Eye
is a federation of individual state eye injury registries, collecting data in a
standardized manner and sharing data via a common database. USEIR is a volunteer, bylaws-driven
organization governed by officers regularly elected by the directors of
participating state registries.
Veterans Affairs Information Resource
Researchers' Guide To VA Data
VIReC was established in July 1998
to support researchers who use databases and informatics. It provides an
infrastructure of database and informatics experts, customer service, expert
advice, information products, and Web technology to VA researchers and