Healthcare Research Data Sources

Nearly all of the ANALYSES on this site utilize raw data from one or more sources. Most of these data sources were totally non-partisan government institutions. There are also several private institutions that have a long history of providing non-partisan data regarding health care issues that are listed below. Finally, there are a number of private companies who have a history of generating data. A number of COMMENTARIES on this site utilize raw data from private sources.

Daretmouth InstituteFor more than 20 years, the Dartmouth Atlas Project has documented glaring variations in how medical resources are distributed and used in the United States. The project uses Medicare data to provide information and analysis about national, regional, and local markets, as well as hospitals and their affiliated physicians. This research has helped policymakers, the media, health care analysts and others improve their understanding of our health care system and forms the foundation for many of the ongoing efforts to improve health and health systems across America (Dartmouth Institute)

Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care
http://www.dartmouthatlas.org/

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“A leader in health policy and communications, the Kaiser Family Foundation is a non-profit, private operating foundation focusing on the major health care issues facing the U.S., as well as the U.S. role in global health policy.  Unlike grant-making foundations, Kaiser develops and runs its own research and communications programs, sometimes in partnership with other non-profit research organizations or major media companies.

We serve as a non-partisan source of facts, information, and analysis for policymakers, the media, the health care community, and the public. Our product is information, always provided free of charge — from the most sophisticated policy research, to basic facts and numbers, to information young people can use to improve their health or elderly people can use to understand their Medicare benefits.” (Kaiser Family Foundation)

Kaiser Family Foundation
http://www.kff.org/

Kaiser State Health Facts
http://www.statehealthfacts.org/

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation RWJF focuses its attention and resources on health and health care challenges both broad and specific in order to make a difference on the widest scale.  RWJF began as a small community foundation, and evolved—through the generosity of its founder, Robert Wood Johnson—into the nation’s largest philanthropy devoted solely to the public’s health.  Robert Wood Johnson devoted his life to public service and to building the small, but innovative, family firm of Johnson & Johnson into the world’s finest health and medical care products company.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
http://www.rwjf.org/en/about-rwjf.html

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Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) serves and leads the academic medicine community to improve the health of all. The AAMC represents all 133 accredited U.S. and 17 accredited Canadian medical schools; approximately 400 major teaching hospitals and health systems, including 62 Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers; and nearly 90 academic and scientific societies. Through these institutions and organizations, the AAMC represents 125,000 faculty members, 75,000 medical students, and 106,000 resident physicians.

Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.aamc.org/

Analysis of Health Care Reform Provisions
https://www.aamc.org/initiatives/reform/130946/analysis/

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PRIVATE COMPANIES

Almanac of Business & Industrial Ratios
http://www.cchgroup.com

An annual book published by Commerce Clearing House. This comprehensive resource puts 50 comparative performance indicators at the practitioner’s command and covers all of North America using NAICS data to determine a company’s true measure of performance and value.

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