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Data Science Capabilities


National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS)

Topic/focus: Cost and Utilization, Healthcare Facilities and Services Year(s): 1988 – present Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Study and sample characteristics: Administrative medical records Universe: Hospitals in participating states Variables: Varies depending on dataset, see below for more information Access: Data use agreement is required Cost: Please check with the EDRC Coordinator Key… Read more »

National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)

Topic/focus: General Health and Nutrition Year(s): 1999 – present (two year intervals) Source: National Center for Health Statistics Study and sample characteristics: Interview, physical exam Universe: Non-institutionalized civilians aged two months and older Variables: 3,000+ Access: Publically available Cost: Free Key web links: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) Summary: Beginning in 1999, the… Read more »

AHA Hospital Database

Topic/focus: Data related to demographic, payment, and services of hospitals Year(s): 2013 and 2014 Source: CMS Study and sample characteristics: Payment, service ability, demographic, and utilization Universe: Hospitals Access: Private Use Cost: $ Key web links: http://www.ahadataviewer.com/ (provider of aha data) Summary: The AHA Hospital Database, compiled from the AHA Annual Survey, is an invaluable… Read more »

Data Science Overview

The West Health Institute has developed substantial in-house, multi-disciplinary expertise in data-driven methods for decision-making through its data science core team, now featuring more than 8.9 billion rows of data with more than 181 trillion searchable data elements. Bringing together access to major healthcare-related databases with core skills and resources, capabilities include everything from database… Read more »


West Health Institute Data Science Wiki


West Health Institute Data Science Wiki