Part of the US Dept of HHS that conducts public health assessments, health studies, and health surveillance for those exposed to hazardous materials, and maintains exposure and disease registries for long- term follow-up or specific scientific studies. ATSDR analyzes the statistical significance of human disease, biomarkers, and other health outcomes in the presence of environmental contamination to establish possible relationships between exposure and health.
Brief patient-completed questionnaire that evaluates patients' experiences with a specific named physician and that physician's practice.
Links to HCUPS, MEPS, NHDS, mortality data, CDC Wonder, etc.
O-line data for over 6,000 hospitals, derived from MedPAR and OPPS (Medicare claims data), hospital cost reports, and other files from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
The document provides a survey of the current processes on data availability during relative effectiveness assessments at national level. It highlights a number of key findings and best practices. Lastly the document contains some possible recommendations for the future.
Six Blue Cross plans have joined to collaborate on providing online access to a health care cost information tool called "Care Comparison". Organizers of the effort say the easy-to-access, online tool, will serve more than 48 million consumers who will have access to cost information. (Source: Managed Care Information Center, Nov. 17, 2009)
Report from the Developing Evidence to Inform Decisions about Effectiveness (DEcIDE) Research Network.
The CAHPS Database is the national repository for data from selected CAHPS surveys. The online reporting system contains comparative data for the CAHPS Health Plan (HP) Survey and the CAHPS Clinician & Group (CG) Survey.
National repository for data from the CAHPS (Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) family of surveys.
Downloadable files. Presents data on cancer incidence, mortality, survival, cancer risk factors, and annual estimates of expected new cases and deaths.
CancerMPact® is an invaluable oncology decision support tool for market analysis, strategic planning, and identification of commercial opportunities in the U.S., Western Europe, Japan, and China. This tool is composed of web-based integrated modules: Treatment Practices and Evolution (Treatment Architecture, Treatment Evolution, and Emerging Technologies), Patient Metrics, and Monthly Drugs and Regimens. From Kantar Health.
CancerNFluence® profiles physicians in the U.S. and Western Europe who influence treatment decisions within and across high-profile cancers affecting large populations. CancerNFluence® utility extends beyond sales force targeting. Oncologists tell you whom they trust, potentially improving the impact of speaker programs/Ad Board recruitment; medical science liaison group alignment; clinical investigator recruitment; new product planning; and marketing research recruitment. From Kantar Health.
CaPSURE (Cancer of the Prostate Strategic Urologic Research Endeavor)is a longitudinal observational study of prostate cancer patients nationwide.
Online directory of Dorland Healthcare Information.
WONDER provides a single point of access to a wide variety of reports and numeric public health data. Wide-ranging OnLine Data for Epidemiologic Research -- an easy-to-use, menu-driven system.
Cost of medical goods and services. Ambulatory care, hospitalization, and mortality rates. Incidence and prevalence of diseases. Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQL); Sites that provide access to multiple datasets. Population Data (US Bureau of the Census)
By browsing our interactive website, you can learn about the latest published cost-effectiveness analyses. The CEA Registry offers detailed information on more than 2500 cost-effectiveness analyses covering a wide array of diseases and intervention types.
CSD Medical Research UK is an expert in UK anonymous patient data for the healthcare industry. We supply data, analysis, train and support researchers in the use of primary care patient data, providing a wealth of information to healthcare professionals.
Provides data on morbidity, epidemiological surveillance of infectious diseases, chronic diseases, occupational diseases and injuries, vaccine efficacy, and safety.
Center for Health Value Innovation Unveils New Tool to Help Employers Reduce Health Care Costs and Realize Healthier, Engaged Employees
An online tool, the Health Value Accelerator, is an easy-to-use online tool that allows an employer to create an actionable report founded on value-based benefit design to maximize their health care investments.
The CMS Data Compendium contains historic, current, and projected data on Medicare enrollment and Medicaid recipients, expenditures, and utilization. Data pertaining to budget, administrative and operating costs, individual income, financing, and health care providers and suppliers are also included. National health expenditure data not specific to the Medicare or Medicaid programs is also included making the CMS Data Compendium one of the most comprehensive sources of information available on U.S. health care finance. This CMS report is published annually in electronic form and is available for each year from 2002 through present.
The CRD databases are updated daily and provide decision-makers with access to 9000 quality assessed systematic reviews, 11000 economic evaluations, 10,000 summaries of HTA, Cochrane reviews/protocols, and summaries of Campbell reviews. Contains access to DARE (Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects), NHS EED (NHS Economic Evaluation Database), and HTA (Health Technology Assessment) databases.
Challenges and Recommendations Related to Assuring Quality Outcomes Data Collected via Electronic Platforms
Linda S Deal, MS, Head, Health Outcomes, eResearch Technology Inc, Philadelphia, PA, USA; Paul O'Donohoe, BSc, Manager of Health Outcomes, CRF Health, London, UK; Jean Paty, PhD, Chief Scientist and Regulatory Officer, PRO Consulting, Invivodata Ltd., Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Diane Wild, MSc, Vice President, ePRO and Translations, Oxford Outcomes Ltd., an ICON PLC Company, Oxford, Oxon, UK, ISPOR Washington DC, 2012.
International network of more than 28,000 dedicated people from over 100 countries. We work together to help health care providers, policy-makers, patients, their advocates and carers, make well-informed decisions about health care, based on the best available research evidence, by preparing, updating and promoting the accessibility of Cochrane Reviews – over 4,600 so far, published online in The Cochrane Library.
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (COCH) is part of Ovid's Evidence Based Medicine Reviews collection, and includes the full text of the regularly updated systematic reviews of the effects of healthcare prepared by The Cochrane Collaboration. All twelve Cochrane reviews and ten protocols that make up the Cochrane Database of Methodology Reviews will be transferred to the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.
Contains high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. It includes reliable evidence from Cochrane and other systematic reviews, clinical trials, and more. Cochrane reviews bring you the combined results of the world’s best medical research studies, and are recognised as the gold standard in evidence-based health care.
Community Reports provide information and insights about developments in the 12 communities that HSC is studying intensively over time to better understand the changing health system and variations across markets. The reports describe what has changed every two or three years in these communities, including how care is organized and delivered; the strategies of local employers and public purchasers; and how the actions of lawmakers and regulators are shaping health care. Together, these reports represent one of the few ongoing, long-term assessments of the nation's health care system at the community level.
The National Patient Advocate Foundation has launched a comparative-effectiveness research database (PDF) that compiles research funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality...The database was launched with information on 224 NIH research projects; a separate database catalogs information on 49 cancer-related comparative-effective research projects funded through the NIH...Also included in the database is information on 352 AHRQ research projects, 72 of which were paid for with stimulus funds. (Source: (1/6, Andis Robeznieks, Modern Physician)
The Consumer Expenditure Survey (CE) program consists of two surveys, the Quarterly Interview Survey and the Diary Survey, that provide information on the buying habits of American consumers, including data on their expenditures, income, and consumer unit (families and single consumers) characteristics. The survey data are collected for the Bureau of Labor Statistics by the U.S. Census Bureau.
CPI database, inflation calculator, etc. The Consumer Price Indexes (CPI) program produces monthly data on changes in the prices paid by urban consumers for a representative basket of goods and services.
Consumer Reports publication "Best Buy Drugs (or Best Drugs For Less)" which rates 200 Rx and OTC drugs on efficacy and cost, using an "unbiased review of the best scientific evidence available". They work closely with experts at Drug Effectiveness Review Project, part of the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland.
Provides public electronic access to a comprehensive database of cost-effectiveness ratios in the published literature. Its goals are to find opportunities for targeting resources to save lives and improve health and to move towards standardization of cost-effectiveness methodology in the field. Housed at Tufts Medical Center, Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies.
Information on the threshold values used in CHOICE analyses for the relative CE of an intervention in current international dollars of 2000 for 14 countries. Following the recommendations of the Commission on Macroeconomics and Health, CHOICE uses gross domestic product (GDP) as a readily available indicator to derive the following three categories of cost-effectiveness: Highly cost-effective (less than GDP per capita); Cost-effective (between one and three times GDP per capita); and Not cost-effective (more than three times GDP per capita)
Is leading an initiative to establish an international register of ongoing systematic reviews. The web-based register will offer free public access, be electronically searchable and open to all prospective registrants.
Annual Demographic Survey (March CPS Supplement) includes health insurance coverage.
Provides data on regional costs and spending for healthcare. Website provides access to all Atlas reports and publications, as well as interactive tools to allow visitors to view specific regions and perform their own comparisons and analyses.
Investigative data analysis and decision support system that enables analysts, researchers, investigators and other knowledge workers to rapidly perform complex, multi-step, iterative investigation on various types of detail data from different sources. DataProbe is primarily used to manage and swiftly analyze large volumes of detailed health-related data to support research, investigation, and decision making.
Data Release 2 of the Medicine in Australia: Balancing Employment and Life (MABEL) Longitudinal Survey of Doctors
The MABEL survey is a longitudinal panel survey of Australian doctors launched in 2008 aimed at investigating doctors' workforce participation patterns and their determinants. The second data release is now available.
When states move Medicaid beneficiaries into managed care, they need timely, high-quality data to manage, monitor, and evaluate managed care programs. Thomson Reuters has decision-support solutions in the following areas: Payer, Clinical, Hospital, and Consumer. These solutions improve quality, increase access, and control the cost of healthcare, as well as address the challenges of healthcare reform, population health, program integrity, hospital and clinical management, and patient safety.
Developing a Distributed Research Network to Conduct Population-based Studies and Safety Surveillance - Phase 1
The overall aims of the projects are to develop and pilot test a federated computer network prototype that supports the secure analyses of health information across multiple organizations in order to study the clinical effectiveness of various medical therapies, including their risks, therapeutic effects, and other outcomes.
Compiled by Thomas Songer, University of Pittsburg. The compilations of papers, cost estimates, and studies vary in their timeliness.
A compilation of information about virtually all major data collection systems sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
DIRUM is a practical, open-access database of resource-use questionnaires for use by trial health economists.
Executive synopses that include epidemiology from the IPD (Incidence and Prevalence Database), treatment data and charts, market data and drug cost when available.
Disease Benchmarks® offers payers, plans, providers, and other healthcare professionals a unique and vital insight into disease-specific practice patterns, health economics, and outcome measurements for a wide variety of medical conditions. Includes Total Resource Utilization (TRU™) Benchmarks™. This rich dataset captures information across the continuum of patient care and reports episode-based metrics of costs, units of use, and services utilized. To complement the TRU Benchmarks dataset, clinical outcomes and lab data (TRU+™ Data), which can help link the impact of treatment patterns to objective lab data, are also available for selected diseases.
Software tool developed to identify the disease burden of any population. It predicts the incidence of disease for any population of members, benchmarks the predicted incidence against national standards, and identifies outliers from a disease frequency and a cost perspective.
DERP is a collaboration of public entities (the Center for Evidence-based Policy and the Oregon Evidence-based Practice Center) who have joined together to produce systematic, evidence-based reviews of the comparative effectiveness and safety of drugs in many widely used drug classes, and to apply the findings to inform public policy and related activities in local settings
Tool developed specifically for managed care professionals to address their unique needs. This is a site which can help you track late-phase pipeline including in-depth reviews, tabulated format for a quick analysis, search and filtering capabilities, default and customized reports, and frequent updates
Medical reference website for health professionals and patients.
Dynamic Transmission Modeling: A Report of the ISPOR-SMDM Modeling Good Research Practices Task Forc
Dynamic Transmission Modeling: A Report of the ISPOR-SMDM Modeling Good Research Practices Task Force-5
Unique, concise and easy-to-use collection of clinical guidelines for primary care combined with the best available evidence. Continuously updated EBM Guidelines follows the latest developments in clinical medicine and brings evidence into practice. Searchable database
The Emergency Room Database provides the top drugs prescribed, diagnostics provided, providers seen, visit characteristics, payment source and more for over 2,000 diseases.
Employer-Sponsored Single, Employee-Plus-One, and Family Health Insurance Coverage: Selection and Cost, 2008
MEPS Statistical Brief gives great data on health insurance costs for families, individuals, employees, etc. The cost to insure a family of 4 in the US with an employer-sponsored health plan is $12,298 in 2008. (Source: AHRQ / MEPS, Statistical Brief #251, July 2009)
Epi Database® is the gold standard of epidemiology data, providing reliable, rigorous research and documentation in the G7 (U.S., Japan, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK) and key emerging countries (Brazil, China, India, Mexico, Russia, Turkey). Epi Database® offers unsurpassed breadth of coverage with up to 190 indications, over 1,000 subindications and up to 19 therapeutic areas. From Kantar Health.
Allows MeSH searching of MANY diseases.
From United BioSource Corp. EvidenceHub® is UBC's online relational database containing comprehensive data compiled from systematic reviews of published medical literature from over 7,000 studies and 6 million patients. Powered by UBC's proprietary data warehouse MetaHub®, Evidence Hub® is an online application that provides access to data from customized client projects, as well as standard disease or therapeutic-specific data sets. EvidenceHub® allows researchers to access and organize vast amounts of data that have been systematically reviewed. The database can be leveraged to gain insight to specified medical topics by drilling down into specific areas of interest, filtering, sorting, reporting, and exporting data into customizable formats.
Evidence-Based Medicine must be aimed at the patient's best interests and not at the financial interests of others
This article addresses the advantages, disadvantages, and traps to which evidence-based medicine (EBM) may lead and suggests that, to be ethically valid, EBM must be aimed at the patient's best interests and not at the financial interests of others. (Source:Erich H. Loewy, MD, Professor of Medicine (emeritus), University of California)
Very nice compilation of relevant resources.
AHRQ Project designed to strengthen the science base of quality measurement while expanding the scope and availability of validated, ready-to-use measures. Q-SPAN builds on past work in quality measurement by public and private organizations through eight cooperative agreements to develop and test additional clinical performance measures for specific conditions, patient populations, and health care settings.
Provides Vitalnet software for analyzing and disseminating health statistics/data sets to run on desktop or web browser. Makes tables, charts, maps, stats.
The FastStats site provides quick access to statistics on topics of public health importance and is organized alphabetically. Links are provided to publications that include the statistics presented, to sources of more data, and to related web pages.
Gateway to statistics from over 100 agencies. Sort by health and get links to AHRQ, CDC, CMS, etc. etc.
Finding and Using Health Statistics: A Self Study Course** - National Information Center on Health Services Research & Health Care Technology (NICHSR)
A very useful interactive tutorial.
Forecast Architect® is Excel-based software that facilitates detailed forecasting within pharmaceutical markets utilizing a variety of approaches. Forecasts can be based upon epidemiology, sales volume (prescription, units, days of therapy, etc.), or the combination of both. The software is accessed through the Forecast Architect® website, which provides for the download and modification of Excel-based models as well as online help and other utilities. All of this comes with the support of the Kantar Health consulting organization and our vast forecasting experience.
Douglas Taylor, MBA, Associate Director, Ironwood Pharmaceuticals Inc, Cambridge, MA USA; Ankur Pandya, PhD, MPH, Graduate Student, Harvard University, Boston, MA USA; David Thompson, PhD, Executive Vice President & Senior Scientist, OptumInsight, Boston, MA USA, ISPOR Washington DC, 2012.
The Program in Cost-Effectiveness and Outcomes provides up-to-date data for researchers and provides a forum for students and researchers wishing to share ideas and solve problems specific to cost-effectiveness analysis. A generic life table is available for converting risk ratios to changes in life expectancy.
Love this site! Click on the map for where you want a price for a drug - worldwide
Glossary of Terms on Health Economics and Pharmacoeconomics - maintained by the University of Groningen, the Netherlands
HealthEconomics.nl is an open collaboration and aims to provide a free, comprehensible and open knowledgebase for Health Economics and Pharmacoeconomics. Its main purpose is to provide background information on economic evaluations of healthcare interventions (such as cost-effectiveness analysis and cost-utility analysis) to policy- and decision makers, students, researchers and healthcare workers in the field of healthcare, as well as the general public.
Full list of available quality of care reports, EBM guides, etc.
Hayes, Inc. provides evidence-based health technology assessments, education and consulting services. Core business is performing unbiased, evidence-based health technology assessments of the safety and efficacy of new, emerging and controversial health technologies. Hayes evaluates the impact of these technologies on healthcare quality, utilization and cost. Sample reports are available for free at www.hayesinc.com.
The HCUP family of administrative longitudinal databases contains discharge-level information on inpatient care in U.S. hospitals, ambulatory surgery encounters, and emergency department encounters. These databases are created by AHRQ through a Federal-State-Industry partnership.
The HCUP Cost-to-Charge Ratio Files are hospital-level files designed to supplement the data elements in the NIS, KID, and SID databases. They are part of a family of databases and software tools developed as part of the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), a Federal-State-Industry partnership sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. HCUP databases, tools, and software inform decision making at the national, State, and community levels.
HCUP Methods Series: Methods Applying AHRQ Quality Indicators to HCUP Data for the Seventh (2009) National Healthcare Quality Report
The AHRQ QIs are measures of quality associated with processes of care that occurred in an outpatient or an inpatient setting.
How to produce national and regional estimates by weighing the unweighted HCUP data (e-news, Issue #24).
HCUP Online Tutorial Series provides HCUP data users with information about HCUP data and tools, and training on technical methods for conducting research with HCUP data. (Source: AHRQ, HCUP website)
Free, on-line query system based on data from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). It provides access to health statistics and information on hospital inpatient and emergency department utilization.
The Euro Surgical and Euro Diagnostic Database contain 460 procedure volumes available for the Euro Big 5 countries (France, Germany, Italy, Spain & UK). Specialties include Cardio/Peripheral Vascular, ENT, General Surgery, Neuro/Spine, Ob/Gyn, Ophtamology, Orthopedics, Plastic Surgery, Thoracic Surgery & Urology. Easy to use: Excel format and ICD-9 codes and definitions are used as reference for standardizing the databases. Databases are yearly updated. Customized data research is available on request. From TforG Direct
HSRR provides information on data sources and provides a key word search facility.
Health Systems Evidence is a continuously updated repository of syntheses of research evidence about governance, financial and delivery arrangements within health systems, and about implementation strategies that can support change in health systems.
Health, United States, 2009 (with special emphasis on Medical Technology) is the 33rd report on the health status of the United States, prepared by Dept. HHS. The 2009 Chartbook includes 36 charts, with 14 charts illustrating medical technology. There are also 150 trend tables organized around four major subject areas: health status and determinants, health care utilization, health care resources, and health care expenditures. Disability and income/education data are included.
Trends in various health measures from CDC, NCHS, HHS
Overview, access to instruments, etc. from CDC
Downloadable file includes 26 objectives based on mortality data. State-level mortality for five population subgroups; Numbers of deaths. Data are also presented for HIV-related mortality.
HEED equips health professionals with the tools to make informed decisions about medicines and other healthcare interventions by providing comparative analysis of costs and consequences. It contains information on studies of cost-effectiveness and other forms of economic evaluation of medicines and other treatments and medical interventions. HEED also includes, in bibliographic detail, entries from the Wellcome and Battelle databases of economic evaluation literature.
HHS Measure Inventory is an inventory of the measures that are currently being used by the Divisions in HHS for quality measurement, improvement, and reporting. The Department's goal is to further advance collaboration among members of the quality community and to advance the effective use and harmonization of quality of care measures. This is the first time a comprehensive list of quality measures used by the Department has been posted in a single location.
Includes Medicare Payment and Volume data. Medicare.gov offers databases on a variety of health care provider categories, including physician, home care, and hospital. Each of this is searchable by geography and teatment effectivness. (Source: Medicare.gov, Nov 2009)
Provides the top 6 related diseases and procedures, payment source, discharge status and more for over 7,100 diseases and procedures.
The Hospital Outpatient Profiles (HOP) provides top drugs prescribed, diagnostics provided, providers seen, visit characteristics, payment source, disposition, and more for over 2,400 diseases. From TDR.
The National Survey of Ambulatory Surgery (NSAS) is the only national study of ambulatory surgical care in hospital-based and freestanding ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs). The NSAS was first conducted from 1994 to 1996, but it was discontinued due to lack of resources. The NSAS was conducted again in 2006. Efforts are now underway to include ambulatory surgery centers in the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS). The NHAMCS website provides more information on the efforts
View and print reports based on your specific requirements. With HospitalBenchmarks.com you have the ability to search on hospital name, hospital provider number, state, city, zip code, or a combination of any of these terms
Abacus International launched this online database, which contains a summary of the clinical and cost effectiveness evidence base reviewed by NICE along with headline recommendations. Quickly find previous guidance with simple search engine, review statistical summary of approval rates and factors that affect them, print a report containing primary headline guidance for each TA and product, and more.
Improving Patients Experiences: How Primary Care and Specialty Practices Are Using the CAHPS Clinician & Group Survey
This Webcast offered an inside look at the efforts of two medical practices—one primary care and one specialty—to improve their performance in the areas of quality measured by the CAHPS Clinician & Group Survey. (Source: Dr. Finn & Martinez, UCLA Dept of Medicine, AHRQ, September 2009)
Media representatives and other industry stakeholders can access current and historical top-line U.S. and global pharmaceutical trends for use in story development or vital health research initiatives. We provide access to information about leading companies, as well as trends covering products, therapeutic classes, and channels of distribution as measured by prescription sales and dispensing.
4,500 diseases and procedures, monthly updates, hard data (original sources) for incidence, prevalence, mortality, morbidity, comorbidities and many other health issues. From Timely Data Resources, Inc. (TDR).
India(n) health statistics
Provides vital event, demographic, social, and economic statistics on American Indians and Alaska Natives living in IHS service areas, as well as patient care and morbidity information for those who use IHS services.
Multidimensional platform which is structured to combine aspects of traditional retrospective and prospective study designs with data obtained from physicians' offices, diagnostic laboratories and additional administrative data sets in the pursuit of "real world solutions" to clinical research and health outcomes research studies. Clinical studies span the full range of methodology from simple surveys, to registries, to complex phase 2-4 pharmacologic studies.
ISPOR has developed an electronic index (Digest) of key attributes of health care databases around the world available at the ISPOR website, which is accessible to the public. The digest is grouped by country and allows key word searches and searches by type of database. (Source: ISPOR, Nov 2009)
The primary purposes of the ISPOR Health Outcomes Research Index of Open Source Code are to promote estimator transparency and to clarify alternative approaches in health econometric research. Estimator transparency refers to open source code, where all relevant code is accessible, interpretable, operational, and modifiable for alternative use. This Index of Open Source Code is composed of brief descriptions and hyperlinks to open-source code that can be downloaded for free [at the time of publication in this index]. Proprietary code and code for in silico experiments (e.g., simulations) are excluded from the index. The Index of Open Source Code is arranged according to Topic [Treatment Effects, Health Costs, Health Care Utilization, Quality of Life and Utility, Censoring and Survival, Other], Sub-Topics as given below and Base Software.
Electronic index (digest) of 325 databases from 45 countries. The Digest consists of key attributes of health care databases. It is grouped by country and allows both key word searches and searches by type of database.
Johns Hopkins Medicine and Walgreens will collaborate on population-based research and jointly develop protocols to improve outcomes of patients with chronic diseases, which will include training programs for the pharmaceutical retailer's 70,000 healthcare service providers. (Source: HealthLeaders Media)
Presentation at ISPOR Europe, Nov. 2011, by Robert J. LoCasale, PhD, MS, Senior Epidemiologist, Epidemiology, Merck, North Wales, PA, USA
Presentation at ISPOR Europe, Nov. 2011, by Daniel Huse, MA, Vice President, Thomson Reuters, Cambridge, MA, USA
The Series, available online or in print, provides key benchmarking data that can help you assess value, control costs, and develop business strategies.
Clearinghouse for healthcare executives' managed care information needs by publishing newsletters, advisories, jobs, guides, manuals, special reports and books.
The gold standard in proprietary U.S. healthcare databases, the Truven Health MarketScan® Research Databases provide researchers access to fully integrated, de-identified, individual-level healthcare claims data to understand health economics and treatment outcomes.
MarketScan® Treatment Pathways transforms how you conduct healthcare research providing researchers an online analytic interface into the MarketScan Research Databases.
Said to revolutionize healthcare reimbursement research. Includes online healthcare economics access point and repository that includes drug preferences and reimbursement rates as determined by federal and state governments.
The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association fourth annual Medical Cost Reference Guide: Facts and Trends to Support Knowledge-Driven Solutions. The guide provides information on trends in the healthcare industry from nationally recognized data sources.
The Medical Expenditure Panel Survey is a set of large-scale surveys of families and individuals, their medical providers, and employers across the United States.
This database contains reviews of electronic medical information resources.
You probably remember On Old Olympus' Towering Top...well, this database has one for EVERYTHING!!! A free online searchable database of medical mnemonics to help students of health-related professions remember the important details.
The Standard Analytical Files (SAFs) contain information collected by Medicare to pay for health care services provided to a Medicare beneficiary. SAFs are available for each institutional (inpatient, outpatient, skilled nursing facility, hospice, or home health agency) and non-institutional (physician and durable medical equipment providers) claim type. The record unit of SAFs is the claim (some episodes of care may have more than one claim).
MedMining, a Geisinger Health System business, offers custom, de-identified, EMR data extracts that represent the continuum of care provided at Geisinger. MedMining offers custom, de-identified, EMR based data extracts, that deliver unique insights into pharmacoeconomics and health outcomes. Representing both inpatient and outpatient settings, from primary to specialty care, our data includes: lab results, vital signs, medications, procedures, diagnoses, lifestyle data, and detailed costs.
From Medicare: MEDPAR files contain information for 100% of Medicare beneficiaries using hospital inpatient services. Data is provided by state and then by DRG for all short stay and inpatient hospitals for fiscal years 2005-2007. The following fields are furnished: total charges, covered charges, Medicare reimbursement, total days, number of discharges and average total days. Data for PPS exempt hospitals and units has been grouped into DRGs for inclusion in these tables.
MEPSnet is a collection of analytical tools that operate on Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data in the Household and Insurance component. Available online, MEPSnet is quick and easy to use, allowing even novice users the ability to generate national estimates in a few seconds.
Products are developed and supported by healthcare professionals with extensive Medicaid experience. More than 1,900 clients use the Care Guidelines®, including managed Medicaid plans, state Medicaid plans and Quality Improvement Organizations. The Care Guidelines® address many of the healthcare issues seen among Medicaid populations
Model Transparency and Validation: A Report of the ISPOR-SMDM Modeling Good Research Practices Task Force-7
Mortality data from the National Vital Statistics System (NVSS) are a fundamental source of demographic, geographic, and cause-of-death information. This is one of the few sources of health-related data that are comparable for small geographic areas and are available for a long time period in the United States.
There is increasing interest in deploying and publicly reporting a risk-adjusted measure of mortality as a quality indicator of hospital system-level performance. The presentations provided here are from a November 2008 meeting to discuss relative merits, interpretation, attributes, and potential uses related to mortality measures.
Multi-National Retrospective Chart Review Studies: Application of Methodology to Evaluations of Burden of Illness and Drug Utilization and Safety
National survey designed to meet the need for objective, reliable information 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 who are primarily engaged in direct patient care.
As the United States' principal health statistics agency, we compile statistical information to guide actions and policies to improve the health of our people.
Home of HEDIS, The Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS), which is a tool used by more than 90 percent of America's health plans to measure performance on important dimensions of care and service.
Public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for the United States.
The National Health and Wellness Survey (NHWS) is the largest international self-reported patient database in the healthcare industry, with annual survey responses dating back to 1998 in the U.S., 2000 in Europe and 2008 in Asia. The database provides disease-specific measures that help healthcare clients size market opportunities, measure direct and indirect costs, gain insight into disease-specific segments and develop marketing and publication strategies directed at specific consumer or patient segments. Data is available for Brazil, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, Spain, UK, and U.S. From Kantar Health
Nationally representative sample survey of U.S. home health and hospice agencies. It is designed to provide descriptive information on home health and hospice agencies, their staffs, their services, and their patients.
Conducted annually since 1965, and is a national probability survey designed to meet the need for information on characteristics of inpatients discharged from non-Federal short-stay hospitals in the United States.
Continuing series of national sample surveys of nursing homes, their residents, and their staff. Although each of these surveys emphasized different topics, they all provided some common basic information about nursing homes, their residents, and their staff.
One in a family of databases and software tools developed as part of the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), a Federal-State-Industry partnership sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. HCUP data inform decision-making at the national, State, and community levels. The Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS) is a unique and powerful database that yields national estimates of emergency department (ED) visits.
A web based tool for Public Health and public policy analysis for the state of Georgia. The site includes many sources of relevant content, mapping to census tract level and demographic profiling.
This calculator estimates overall absence-related lost-productivity costs for a specific occupation group in your company, such as salespersons, nurses, or engineers. In order to estimate the cost of absences, we need to determine the appropriate absence "multiplier" for the specific occupation group. An absence multiplier monetizes the productivity loss associated with an absence.
Oncology Index for Managed Care: Semi-Annual Primary Market Research on the Evolution of Oncology Management by Commercial Payers. The Zitter Group’s new Managed Care Oncology
The Zitter Group’s new Managed Care Oncology Index focuses on both payers and oncology practices, making it the most comprehensive and up-to-date analysis of the major trends underway in the evolving payer market for oncology. This unique study offers pharmaceutical marketers insight into trends in physician reimbursement, product selection, practice profitability, patient access, and how managed care organizations plan to pursue oncology cost-cutting.
Oncology Market Access Europe is a web-resident source of information and insight and access to experts. It provides cutting-edge information and analysis on critical reimbursement, coverage, and competitive issues in the EU oncology landscape. This subscription helps pharmaceutical marketing and sales professionals more successfully position cancer drugs in an increasingly scrutinized and regulated oncology marketplace. The analyses are based on industry experience augmented by in-depth research with key stakeholders, including oncologists, payers and subject matter experts.
Oncology Market Access (OMA) U.S. provides strategic and tactical insights into the evolving oncology landscape. Combining Kantar Health’s commercial and clinical expertise in oncology, OMA U.S. provides cutting-edge information and analysis on critical reimbursement, coverage and competitive issues in the U.S. oncology marketplace. This subscription helps pharmaceutical marketing and sales professionals more successfully position cancer drugs in an increasingly scrutinized and regulated oncology marketplace. The analyses are based on industry experience augmented by in-depth research with key stakeholders, including oncologists, payers, practice managers, patients and subject matter experts. From Kantar Health
The ISPOR OUTCOMES RESEARCH DIGEST is an electronic database of research papers presented at ISPOR Annual International Meetings, ISPOR Annual European Congresses, ISPOR Asia-Pacific Conferences, and ISPOR Latin America Conferences from 1998 to date. (Source: ISPOR, Nov 2009)
An online resource for P&T committee members in hospital-based and managed care organizations. Formkit provides P&T members with pharmacoeconomic information, FDA and industry news, and access to the most up-to-date formulary kits.
Physician Office Profiles (POP), tracks physician office activity for the top diagnoses. Patient utilization information can be accessed conveniently by keyword or by ICD code. Each record includes discharge data, patient characteristics, visit characteristics, payment source, top ten medications prescribed, diagnostic/screening services provided, procedures prescribed, disposition, and more. From TDR.
Patient Care Analyst combines flexible reporting software with statewide, all payer hospital discharge data to deliver the information you need to make the best business decisions possible. Patient Care Analyst is an Internet-based reporting system for the analysis of hospital discharge developed and owned by SMA Informatics. Patient Care Analyst allows you to track the migration of patients in service areas, compare market share among competitors and perform DRG, ICD and CPT™ code analysis by payer, facility, physician, patient age group and ZIP code of origin.
Report of the network.
To address the complexities of new reimbursement and care delivery models, payers are transforming their medical management and provider engagement strategies. This requires new analytic capabilities, methods and solutions — to enhance business performance and ensure high-quality, accountable care.
Paediatric Economic Database Evaluation (PEDE) Project was conceived as part of a research program in paediatric health economic methods. In Phase 1, a comprehensive database of over 750 paediatric economic evaluations published over a 20-year period was created. Phase 2 examined key trends in publication.
Revised Interactive Resource Library provide an unbiased description and analysis of the multiple methods used by public and private sector programs to purchase pharmaceutical products and pay providers who prescribe and dispense them.
Country-specific guidelines’ key features (32) as well as hyperlinks or full text of the guideline (as copyright permission allows) or publication reference including a map of the country
The PE guidelines are government regulatory documents, publications, or suggested guidances or best practices for conducting PE or outcomes research and use of this information in health care decisions and reimbursement decisions.
Patient-based and disease-specific market model,intuitive and easy to update, maintain or refine on an ongoing basis and can be used on a national, regional or international level. It accommodates up to 52 ountries, with country-specific data gathering possibilities, allowing free inputs for data gaps. Impacts of any market update and any epidemiologic, treatment or label changes are immediately accounted for.
SERMO introduces a new social media offering that brings physicians together from across the country to exchange business advice, earn CME credits on practice management topics, and provide quality patient care in a system that desperately needs reform. (Source: Reuters)
Serving more than 2,500 U.S. hospitals and 76,000-plus other healthcare sites, the Premier healthcare alliance and its members are transforming healthcare together. Approximately 200 hospitals and health systems created and entirely own the Premier alliance. Premier's mission is "to improve the health of communities." Premier collects data from participating hospitals. We house the nation's largest detailed clinical and financial database, holding information on more than 130 million patient discharges. Web-based tools allow hospitals to compare their performance in specific areas to peers and best performers, find opportunities for improvement, and track the results of their efforts.
Wages by area and occupation
Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS), funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is a system of highly reliable, valid, flexible, precise, and responsive assessment tools that measure patient–reported health status.
Quality Health runs major national programmes on behalf of the NHS. We run the National Cancer Patient Experience Survey Programme for the Department of Health, with the results from the 2010 survey being published in December 2010 and January 2011. This survey programme covers cancer services in acute hospitals and examines the results by tumour group based on ICD10 codes
Recombinant builds reliable data warehouses and reporting systems that integrate the complex clinical concepts of evidence-based medicine to transform healthcare data into meaningful, actionable views, including views for C-level executives who need metrics to support P4P performance, board-level reports and Joint Commission accreditation
Registry of volunteers willing to learn more about research studies. Research needs both volunteers and researchers. ResearchMatch helps bring these two groups together in a secure and more convenient way.
Wealth of links, articles and information for all health and medical professionals, including info on industry news, careers, research, law, jobs, employers, salaries, publications and more.
Retrospective Claims Analysis Issues to Consider: Methodological Issues in Pharmacoeconomic Evaluations
Free, searchable database of more than 4,000 prescription and over the counter (US) drug products on the web. Currently contains simple information, such as generic and brand name, and therapeutic category. Contains Top 200 prescribed drugs.
RxEOB’s RxEConnect allows health plan users to use pharmacy claims data to generate personalized communications, including cost-savings opportunities, care alerts, drug-migration, health program recruitment, as well as EOBs and TrOOP reports.
RxMonitor, from RxEOB, allows health plans to unleash the power of Pharmacy Business Intelligence. The solution is an analytic and reporting engine for gleaning insights from pharmacy data to meet the unique informatics needs of all stakeholders.
RxSentinel, from RxEOB, is a suite of health plan branded web-applications and supporting APIs that allows pharmacy data, and the insights generated from it, to meet the informational needs of external stakeholders – physicians, providers, and employers.
Administrative claims from a large private payer health plan housed in a University setting. We are in the process of linking to the registry data for transplant recipients and donors from the Organ Procurement Transplant Network. Our areas of expertise are organ transplantation, asthma, dementia, chronic kidney disease and hepatology. Contact Steven Takemoto PhD at (314) 977-9458 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Worldwide listing in searchable database.
Part of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), and is an authoritative source of information on cancer incidence and survival in the United States. SEER currently collects and publishes cancer incidence and survival data from population-based cancer registries covering approximately 26 percent of the US population.
Physicians around the nation exchange the latest medical insights with each other and improve patient outcomes - 24/7. Used for epidemiology, patient outcomes, surveys, etc.
2011 benchmarking database from IBI, including 62,000 employers with 3.5 million claims, 972 industries from 13 major data provides. Also includes comparisons by state/geographic location for disability, analysis by claim year in workers' comp, and entirely new FMLA reporting metrics.
Information products company serving the healthcare industry. Solucient provides comparative measurements of cost, quality, and market performance. Maintains the nation's largest healthcare database, comprised of more than 26 million discharges per year from 2,900 hospitals - representing 77.5 percent of all discharges.
University of Michigan Library - A statistical portal. Links to health stats (example, Deaths; disability; Health Care; Health Insurance; HMOs; International Life Tables; Prescription Drugs; Social Security Death Index; Surgery; transplants; Vital Statistics, etc.) Demographics: population, race, ethnicity, etc.
CIGNA launching the CIGNA Cost of Care Estimator, new technology that will inform patients and healthcare professionals of the total cost to be charged for medical services based on the individual's specific CIGNA health plan
SDI is the leading provider of real-time localized illness tracking and modeling data to the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. Conducts patient-level data analyses, patient education, treatment and wellness programs that drive therapeutic compliance and persistence. market research and marketing programs in the area of disease surveillance to pharmaceutical, consumer products companies and retailers in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, UK, Europe, and Australia. We have 17 years of experience in respiratory illness tracking and 11 years of experience in influenza-specific tracking.
Easy methods to weigh and understand the available evidence are indeed essential for readers and reviewers. The third updated and expanded edition of Systematic Reviews by the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination are now available.
Earlier this year, NICE was given the power to oversee the review of clinical and health elements of The Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF). They have recently proposed a list of potential new indicators for QOF, and are awaiting negotiations between NHS employers and the British Medical Association who have the final say. (Source: PharmaTimes)
Advantage Suite® integrates information from diverse sources and systems, organizes it to support decision making, and enables easy access to information in a flexible, customized application. Its powerful applications are linked to an integrated warehouse of medical and prescription claims, encounters, eligibility, lab results, authorizations, health risks assessments, and performance measures. Web-enabled Advantage Suite packages and organizes critical healthcare quality and cost information into views that compel effective decision-making. The solution provides a comprehensive measures catalog, and produces flexible and fast reports to maximize productivity and facilitate rapid information distribution.
Downloadable files on demographics, maps, etc.
WHO-CHOICE reports the costs and effects of a wide range of health interventions in the 14 epidemiological sub-regions (world divisions made based on geographical location and epidemiological profiles). The results of these cost-effectiveness analysis are assembled in regional databases, which policy makers can adapt to their specific country setting.
Health Economics Tools for Financial Management of Public Hospitals Networks. (Source: WHO Collaborating Centre on Health Economics and Pharmaceutical Policies, www.who.int)