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The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation: Your Resource for Health Policy Information on the Internet

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation is an independent philanthropic organization devoted to health care issues. The foundation publishes information on the following topics: health policy, reproductive health, HIV policy, entertainment media and public health, and health and development in South Africa. For each topic, the site provides an issues library that contains an annotated archive of...
National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS)

The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) released public-use data files for the 1997 National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS). The NHAMCS "collect[s] data on the utilization and provision of ambulatory care services in hospital emergency and outpatient departments." The Website for the survey describes methodology and data, provides technical documentation for accessing...
Issues in the 2000 Election: Health Care

Conducted in mid-July, this Washington Post/Henry J. Kaiser Foundation survey is the second in a series examining voters' attitudes on policy issues in relation to the ongoing presidential campaign. The survey is designed to compare the attitudes of issue-oriented voters and compare them to those of registered voters in general. Not surprisingly, those respondents identified as particularly...
Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century

Released March 2001, this headline-making report from the Institute of Medicine, concludes that the nation's health care industry has failed to provide "safe, high-quality care consistently to all Americans." Offering a comprehensive assessment, the report criticizes the inability of current institutional structures to effectively treat those with "even common chronic conditions" because of the...
State Health Facts Online

Provided by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, State Health Facts discloses important health and health policy information for all fifty states and US territories. Data are divided into ten categories -- demographics and the economy, health status, health coverage and uninsured, medicaid and CHIP, medicare, health costs and budgets, managed care and health insurance, providers and service use,...
Dynamics of Economic Well-Being: Health Insurance, 1993 to 1995: Who Loses Coverage and for How Long?

The Census Bureau report, Dynamics of Economic Well-Being: Health Insurance, 1993 to 1995 provides comprehensive information on the characteristics of people with and without health insurance. Key findings show Southerners as the population most likely to experience one or more months without health insurance and suburban dwellers as the least likely to lose continuous health insurance when...
U.S. National Library of Medicine -- National Institutes of Health: Regional Medical Programs

This very comprehensive and interesting website on the Regional Medical Programs (RMP) of the 1960's and 70's was developed by the U.S. National Library of Medicine-National Institutes of Health. Of particular value to researchers is the archival database which "currently contains some 1,500 indexed and scanned documents, representing approximately 40,000 pages," and offers alphabetical,...