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State, County and Small Area Data
State Health Facts This link opens in a new window
Statistics on healthcare, health outcomes, and policy. Time period: Mostly current. Kaiser State Health Facts
National Survey of State Laws This link opens in a new window
Comparisons of state laws by topic.
IPUMS Health Surveys
Data from the U.S. National Health Interview Survey, harmonized across years. Publication dates: 1964 to the present.
National Center for Health Statistics Public Use Data
National health care surveys, National Vital Statistics System (mortality and fertility), and other survey data.
Medical Expenditure Panel Survey
Surveys of families and individuals, their medical providers, and employers across the United States. MEPS is the most complete source of data on the cost and use of health care and health insurance coverage. Publication dates: 1996 to the present.
Data from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). It provides access to health statistics and information on hospital inpatient and emergency department utilization.
Hospital Compare Datasets
These data allow you to compare the quality of care at over 4,000 Medicare-certified hospitals across the country.
DEA Pain Pills Database
Via the Washington Post. 2006-2012.