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Health and Medical Statistics

This guide provides print and electronic resources for finding data and statistics in health and medicine.


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
  • Censuses
  • 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
  • Disease registries
  • Interviews

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

These are the most recent news articles from the Center for Disease Control's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
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