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This is a guide to important reference sources in the field of Health and Medical Statistics. If you need more information and assistance, email or phone the subject specialist of this guide. Explore the health data and statistics from U.S. government agencies, public health organizations, and health sciences libraries.
Keep in mind that sources used to compile health and medical data include:
Clinical studies - prospective and retrospective
Medical literature (journals)
Hospital discharge records (National Hospital Discharge Survey)
Government records showing amounts spent on Medicare and Medicaid
Insurance company records
Death investigations by coroners and medical examiners
Surveillance by public health departments and universities
Reports from clinics, hospitals, doctors, and other healthcare practitioners by the Centers for Disease Control and other health-related agencies
Sampling and surveys by the National Center for Health Statistics and other agencies