AHRQ, a part of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, is the lead agency charged with supporting research designed to improve the quality of health care, reduce its cost, and broaden access to essential services. In some instances, this site allows the user to choose which data from the survey to display in a table or graph; instructions on downloading are available.
This site provides quick access to consumer and provider information on Medicare and Medicaid service in the United States. This site also provides a direct link to statistics & data for researchers and health care professionals, in the form of research publications and current CMS research projects. Users may also wish to try the search engine provided.
The American NCHS is the primary federal organization responsible for the collection, analysis, and dissemination of health statistics. Users can browse the publications and statistical tables, download selected public-use data files, conduct on-line database queries and searches, or access FASTATS from A-Z.
United States government body which produces research and documentation on health. Health statistics can be found using the site search engine. Users may also wish to browse using the A-Z Index of NIH health resources which provides a list of health topics, clinical studies, drug information, etc.
The purpose of this site is to provide information associated with the Atlas of Cancer Mortality in the United States, 1950-94 launched in 1999 by the National Cancer Institute The site offers access to graphs and interactive maps, text, tables and figures displaying the geography and time patterns of cancer death rates for Black and White populations. Maps can be customized at the state or county level comparable over time. Users can view the files in Flash, GIF, or SVG formats.
Official site of the Centers for Disease Control. A good source for American health statistics and travel health information. Under Data & Statistics, CDC Wonder provides quick information on diseases by topic, from an A-Z list or by using the search engine that searches several CDC databases at once.
An overview of the nation's progress against cancer. Summarizes data on risk factors, trends in the use of screening tests, rates of cancer in various demographic groups, survival rates, and trends in quality of care, clinical trials, and emerging treatments.