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Health & Health Care

Reference Books on this Topic

Health and Healthcare in the United States: County and Metro Area Data:

REF RA395 .A3 H43 2001

Health, United States:  published by the U.S. Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Health Resources Administration, National Center for Health Statistics ; Washington, D.C.

REF RA407.3 .U57a   Each issue emphasizes a different health-related topic, sometimes reflected in a distinctive subtitle.  Other issues in Moore Library stacks (same call number).  Archived issues (1975 - present) are also available full-text online at

Health, U.S., Chartbook:

REF RA407.3 .U57b   See healthcare resources by state and county, and by metroploitan area.  Also provides data on the number of deaths by cause.

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Find Books on this Topic

To find books in the Rider library collection on this and related subtopics, go to the online catalog's Subject search page and enter combinations of terms of your choice, such as:

Health and statistics, or Medicine and statistics, or Surveys and Health, or Medical and surveys

One can then click on specific subject headings, such as:

Health surveys

Medical care surveys

Mental health surveys

United States--Statistics, Medical

Then click on one of the more specific subject terms to see lists of books on each of those topics.

Web Sites on this Topic

2002 Federal Health Information Centers Clearinghouses

Abstract of the United States

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

America's Best Health Plans

America’s Best Hospitals

America’s Health Rankings

CDC- National Center for Health Statistics

The CDC collects data on the health of the population and the use of the health care system. It monitors health trends and studies the impact of health programs and policies.
Index to popular and frequently used CDC reports and surveys.

CDC State and Territorial Data

CDC Wonder

The CDC Wonder allows you to create your queries from health statistics

Center for Health Care Strategies

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

Center for Studying Health System Change

Commonwealth Fund

County Health Rankings

Dartmouth Atlas of Healthcare

Directory of Health and Human Services Data Resources
Department of Health and Human Services portal for data resources.

Employer Health Benefits Annual Survey

Index to the CDC's statistical reports and data.


Finding and Using Health Statistics: A Self-Study Course

(A portal to the web sites of a number of multi-agency health initiatives and activities of the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services and other federal departments and non-profit organizations.)

Health Indicators Warehouse (HIW)

Source for national, state, and community health indicators categorized by topic, geography, and initiative. Data is collected from many Agencies and Offices within the Department of Health and Human Services.

Health Information

The Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP)


(A service of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

HealthInsight: National Performance Rankings: Home Health Agencies

HealthInsight: National Performance Rankings: Hospitals

HealthInsight: National Performance Rankings: Nursing Homes

Healthy NJ - Information for Healthy Living

Hospital Compare

Institute of Medicine of the National Academies

Kaiser Family Foundation

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation is an independent philanthropy focusing on the major health care issues facing the nation. The Foundation is an independent voice and source of facts and analysis for policymakers, the media, the health care community, and the general public.  Contains statistics on Medicaid and the uninsured in each state of the United States. Links to resources on health policy, productive health and children, AIDS and HIV, and media programs. The organizations three main areas of support are Health Policy, Media and Public Education, and Health and Development in South Africa.

Kaiser State Health Facts

Kaiser Global Health Facts

The Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS)

National Center for Health Statistics

The National Center for Health Statistics has a wealth of datasets that can be downloaded, in addition to the datasets they have posted tools for mining the numbers:click here

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)

National Health Policy Forum

National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

National Health Care Survey (NHCS)

National Library of Medicine

National Vital Statistics System

NHIC: National Health Information Center

(NHIC is a health information referral service. It is a database of more than 1,000 organizations and government offices providing health information.)

NIAID: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

NIH: National Institutes of Health - Health Information

NIH: National Institutes of Health - Research and Training

Office of the Surgeon General

Quality Check

Administered by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, this search engine can be used to identify both commission-accredited and non-accredited health care organizations. For commission-accredited institutions, a summarized quality report indicating the organization’s name, accredited programs, address, sites, and services is available.

Rand Health

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

State of New Jersey, Dept. of Health and Senior Services

State of New Jersey, Dept. of Health & Senior Services: Center for Health Statistics

Vital statistics and comparisons by year.

Survey of Health Care Consumers

Trends and Indicators in the Changing Health Care Marketplace

Trends in Health Care Costs and Spending

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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