"The mission of the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) is to provide statistical information that will guide actions and policies to improve the health of the American people. As the Nation's principal health statistics agency, NCHS leads the way with accurate, relevant, and timely data." Includes data sources, publications, Data Visualization Gallery.
Part of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
"Kaiser is a non-profit organization focusing on national health issues, as well as the U.S. role in global health policy. . . . We serve as a non-partisan source of facts, analysis and journalism for policymakers, the media, the health policy community and the public."
Topics: Disparities Policy, Global Health Policy, Health Costs, Health Reform, Medicaid, Medicare, Private Insurance, Uninsured, Women's Health Policy. Includes state-by-state data.
Many charts and infographics are available in the Peterson-Kaiser Health System Tracker, which launched a new dashboard in May 2017.
Site collects "Editorials, News, and Analysis that will enable the health community in the US and internationally to monitor the effects of the new Administration’s policies on health and medical science in the US, and on global health more widely."
June 2016. "In this Spotlight, we look at the healthcare industry, including how much people spend on healthcare, current and projected employment in the industry, employer-provided healthcare benefits, healthcare prices, and pay for workers in healthcare occupations."
Journalist reviews sources of data about opioid deaths, ER visits, prescriptions, and so on, from government agencies and nonprofits. He parses out the limits of the data--this source is dated, that source only covers Medicaid patients, and so on. Excellent introduction to the data.
"Pharmaceutical and medical device companies are now required by law to release details of their payments to a variety of doctors and U.S. teaching hospitals for promotional talks, research and consulting, among other categories. Use this tool to search for general payments (excluding research and ownership interests) made from August 2013 to December 2015." Stories in the Dollars for Docs series.