Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) 2012 National Data Analysis Now Available

From the National Library of Medicine (NLM): The Toxics Release Inventory (TRI), a resource of the US Environmental Protection Agency, is a set of publicly available databases containing information on releases of specific toxic chemicals and their management as waste, as reported annually by US industrial and federal facilities.  This inventory was established under the … Continue reading Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) 2012 National Data Analysis Now Available

CSCAR: Statistical consulting @ UM

The Center for Statistical Consultation & Research (CSCAR) provides free consulting in data analysis & statistical methods to all UM researchers.  We are able to assist with the design, analysis, interpretation, & communication of research studies involving data. CSCAR also presents workshops on statistical methods and software for data management & analysis.  Fall, Winter and … Continue reading CSCAR: Statistical consulting @ UM

Children’s EHR format available in USHIK

From the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHQR): The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ’S) Children’s EHR Format has moved to the United States Health Information Knowledgebase (USHIK). This  helps align the Children’s EHR Format with related knowledgebase information, such as IT artifacts related to meaningful use, health IT standards, & related clinical quality … Continue reading Children’s EHR format available in USHIK

New from HCUP – New state databases released

The Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality has released the following state Databases: 2010: State Inpatient Databases (SID): Maine State Ambulatory Surgery Databases (SASD): Maine State Emergency Department Databases (SEDD): Maine 2011: State Inpatient Databases (SID): Maine, Utah State Ambulatory Surgery Databases (SASD): Maine, Utah State Emergency Department Databases (SEDD): Maine, Utah  2012: State Inpatient … Continue reading New from HCUP – New state databases released

MEPS update

New data files & tables have been added to the  Medical Expenditure Panel Survey web site: MEPS 1996-2011 Pooled Linkage Variance Estimation File (MEPS HC-036) MEPS 1996-2011 Replicates for Variance Estimation File (MEPS HC-036BRR) 2011 Non-Group Health Insurance Tables (No. 6 Tables Series) Updated MEPS Household Component Summary Data Tables Technical Notes 2011 Expenditures by Medical Condition Tables Form … Continue reading MEPS update

Project Tycho – Data for health

Project Tycho, from the University of Pittsburgh (with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation & the National Institutes of Health), is a database created to advance the availability & use of public health data for science & policy. The project has completed the digitization of the entire history of weekly Nationally Notifiable Disease … Continue reading Project Tycho – Data for health

New database from CMS: Medicare Provider Charge Data

The Department of Health & Human Services has created a database that for the first time gives consumers information on what hospitals charge.  The data, on the charges for services that are provided during the 100 most common Medicare inpatient stays and 30 common outpatient services, show significant variation across the country and within communities. For example, average inpatient … Continue reading New database from CMS: Medicare Provider Charge Data

Quandl: A new tool for datasets

Quandl is a new way to find & use data on the internet.   Quandl has indexed millions of time-series datasets--all open & free-- from over 400 sources. Download a Quandl dataset in any format that you want. Visualize, save, share, authenticate, validate, upload, index, merge, & and transform data. Here's an example of data on infanct mortality in Haiti, from … Continue reading Quandl: A new tool for datasets

New web site for USHIK database

The United States Health Information Knowledgebase (USHIK) is an on-line, publicly accessible registry and repository of healthcare-related data, metadata and standards. USHIK is funded and directed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) with management support in partnership with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The web site was recently redesigned for clarity and … Continue reading New web site for USHIK database

Need help with statistics?

The Center for Statistical Consultation and Research (CSCAR) provides  statistical consulting to all UM faculty, staff, and graduate students with the design, planning, analysis, and presentation of research studies. CSCAR also presents workshops on statistical methods, statistical software, and qualitative data analysis. Fall, Winter, and Spring workshop offerings include Statistics Review, SAS, SPSS, Stata, SEM … Continue reading Need help with statistics?