National Ambulatory Healthcare Care Survey

Overview:

  • A national survey about the provision and use of ambulatory medical care services in the United States
  • Findings are based on a sample of visits to non-federal employed office-based physicians
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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Overview:

  • SAMHSA was established in 1992 to target substance abuse and mental health services
  • The Office of Applied Studies (OAS) is an Office within SAMHSA- it is the primary source of national data on the prevalence, treatment, and consequences of substance abuse in the United States.
  • Data is collected on drug-related emergency room visits and drug-related deaths; also on the location, organization, and capacity of providers which offer services to prevent and treat substance abuse
  • SAMHSA has three major data collection systems to provide this information on a regular basis:
    1. National Survey on Drug Use & Health (NSDUH)
    2. Drug and Alcohol Services Information System (DASIS)
    3. Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN)
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Small Area Health Insurance Estimates

Overview:

  • Model-based estimates of health insurance coverage for states and all counties in US
  • In July 2005, SAHIE released the first nation-wide set of county-level estimates on uninsured
  • In July 2010, SAHIE released 2007 estimates of health insurance coverage by age, sex, race, Hispanic origin, and income categories at the state-level and by age, sex, and income categories at the county-level
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Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

Overview:

  • Information on health risk behaviors, preventive health practices, and health care access primarily related to chronic disease and injury
  • Claimed to be world’s largest, on-going telephone health survey system
  • More than 350,000 adults are interviewed each year
  • Tracking health conditions and risk behaviors in the United States annually
  • Operational since 1984
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