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ABLEDATA Database Program

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 Statistics, HIVnet—Interactive 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 - 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)

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.

Center for 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 Service

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.

Fatality accident reporting system (FARS)

Detailed analyses of fatal motor vehicle crashes.

The International Center for Disability Resources on the Internet (ICDRI)

ICDRI’s 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 Base (NCDB)

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.

National 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.

National 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.

National 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.

National Trauma Database (NTDB)

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.

The Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program of the National Cancer Institute (NCI)

The Surveillance, 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 Surveillance System

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 centers. 


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.

US Census Bureau

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 for more information.

United States Eye Injury Registry

USEIR 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 Center (VIReC)

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 others.