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National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR)

Additional Portals to Consult
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Here is a list of additional resources that can serve as useful starting points in a search for health statistics.
  • Fedstats is organized by topic and agency.  It provides access to the most current federal government reports. The Health Statistics site is maintained as a part of NLM’s Medline Plus and linked to Fedstats a project organized by OMB with the participation of a large number of federal statistical offices and agencies.
  • The University of Michigan’s School of Public Health’s list covers both Global Health and the US.
  • The University of Maryland Library, Health and Medical Statistics on the Internet website. This site has an easy to use guide to health statistics with links to many sources not covered in the current course.
  • Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce  features a list that covers American and International websites that feature health statistics and data tools.
  • The United States Statistical Abstract has tables that also lead you to the sources of the information.
  • RBA Associates has set up a privately managed site that provides its own index to statistical data from around the world. This site includes many health statistics sources.
  • The Census Bureau’s USA Counties site provides summary statistical information about health related indicators—many of which were collected by private organizations.
  • ProQuest Statistical Insight is a fee based resources that has indexed federal and state government statistical publications. Some academic libraries make it available on their campuses.
  • Lexis Nexis Statistical is another fee-based resource.
  • Population Reference Bureau features world-wide indicators about population and health.
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