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Statistics & Data for the Social Sciences
Guide to locating data sets commonly used by social scientists and other researchers on a wide range of topics.
As the United States' principal health statistics agency, NCHS leads the way with accurate, relevant, and timely data. Includes links to most other health-related data sources in the U.S. government. Also try the NCHS FastStats index by topic.
BEA is in the midst of a multiyear project to improve the way we measure health-care spending throughout the U.S. economy. Our goal is to develop a set of statistics that will provide a broad look at how much Americans spend on medical care, as well as a more detailed view over time.
Part I: Health Indicators: Overview
Part II: Community Health Status Indicators (CHSI)
Part III: Practical Approaches for Using Health Indicators
Part IV: Health Indicators in Action (Examples of Health Indicator Projects)