Health statistics are used to measure the health of a population or community.
Finding and Using Health Statistics | National Library of Medicine
This course describes the range of available health statistics, identifies their sources and helps you understand how to use information about their structure as you search.
International Data & Statistics:
U.S. Data & Statistics:
- Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality: Data & Statistics | U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Offers the, "Latest statistical portraits of how health care is delivered in the United States."
- America's Health Rankings
An annual benchmark report providing a comprehensive state-by-state study of our nation’s health.
- County Health Rankings and Roadmaps | Robert Woods Johnson Foundation
"The County Health Rankings measure the health of nearly all counties in the nation and rank them within states."
"This site provides direct access to the official data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that are used on the Medicare.gov Compare Websites and Directories. The goal of the site is to make these CMS data readily available in open, accessible, and machine-readable formats. "
- FastStats | Center for Disease Control (CDC)
Provides quick access to statistics on topics of public health importance, organized alphabetically. Links are provided to publications that include the statistics presented, to sources of more data.
Makes available HHS data from CMS, CDC, FDA, NIH and other sources. Includes clinical care provider quality information, nationwide health service provider directories, databases of the latest medical and scientific knowledge, consumer product data, community health performance information, and government spending data.
- Healthy People
Establishes health benchmarks and monitors progress within the United States.
- National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics
Key statistics on Veteran population and VA programs.