"The AHRQ's mission is to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable, and to work within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and with other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used."
(full title - Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions by Federal Reserve District) - Released eight times each year, about two weeks prior to the scheduled meetings of the Federal Open Marked Committee, the monetary policy body of the Federal Reserve System.
"The National Health Care Surveys are designed to answer key questions of interest to health care policy makers, public health professionals, and researchers. These can include the factors that influence the use of health care resources, the quality of health care, including safety, and disparities in health care services provided to population subgroups in the United States."
A federal agency within the Department of Health and Human Services that administers the Medicare program and works with the state governments to administer Medicare, the State Children's Health Insurance Program, and health insurance portability standards.
This center promotes democratic debate on the most important economic and social issues that affect people's lives. it is committed to presenting issues in and accurate and understandable manner so that the public is better prepared to choose among the various policy options.
"For 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 and Medicaid data to provide information and analysis about national, regional, and local markets, as well as hospitals and their affiliated physicians."
"HCUP is the Nation's most comprehensive source of hospital care data, including information on inpatient stays, ambulatory surgery and services visits, and emergency department encounters. HCUP enables researchers, insurers, policymakers and others to study health care delivery and patient outcomes over time, and at the national, regional, State, and community levels. The Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP, pronounced "H-Cup") is a family of databases, software tools and related products developed through a Federal-State-Industry partnership and sponsored by AHRQ."
A private, non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to conducting economic research and to disseminating research findings among academics, public policy makers, and business professionals. It is the nation's leading nonprofit economic research organization.
Journals, books, and statistics from the Organization for Economic Development (OECD). Special emphasis on international economics, development and health; country economics, and agriculture. More than 45 different statistical databases, with international coverage.
Sponsored by the American Economic Association, the Resources for Economists on the Internet (RFE) has a comprehensive document that lists all starting points for economic data research. The site contains U.S. macro and regional data, world and non-U.S. data, and finance and financial markets data. The site lists more than 2,000 resources in 97 sections and sub-sections.