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Center for Health Administration Studies (CHAS) at the University of Chicago

The Center for Health Administration Studies (CHAS) at the University of Chicago offers health and demographic statistics and raw data for Chicago and Illinois as well as an annotated index of local and national health-policy related data. The site also offers information about CHAS and the University of Chicago Graduate Program in Health Administration and Policy, and schedules of health policy...
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...
Howard Hughes Medical Institute: Research News

For breaking news of interest to the medical research community, see this news metasite from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. From enzymes to viral infections, or RNA to muscle fibers, this page serves up all the medical research news that's fit to print.
National Institute of Nursing Research

Located in Bethesda, Maryland, the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) is committed to supporting clinical and basic research which "establishes a scientific basis for the care of individuals across the life span." Started in 1986, the NINR has contributed to the body of knowledge surrounding such important health care issues as the treatment of chronic illnesses (such as cancer), the...
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Last profiled in the July 14, 1995 edition of the Scout Report)

General Robert Wood Johnson (of Johnson & Johnson renown) was an adamant supporter of training for hospital administrators, and out of this interest came the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Today, the Foundation is "devoted exclusively to improving the health and health care of all Americans." From their headquarters in Princeton, the Foundation supports research into human capital, childhood...