Linkages with the National Hospital Care Survey Data
NCHS has conducted linkages with the National Hospital Care Survey (NHCS) data and vital and administrative records. NHCS is designed to provide accurate and reliable health care statistics that answer key questions of interest to health care and public health professionals, researchers, and health care policy makers. The linkages expand the analytic utility of the data collected from NHCS and provide the opportunity to conduct a vast array of studies focusing on the association of a wide variety of health factors with health care utilization and mortality.
The linked datasets were created with support from the Office of the Secretary Patient Centered Outcomes Research Trust Fund (OS-PCORTF).
For information on NHCS, please visit their webpage.
NHCS Data Linkages
- 2014 NHCS linked to 2014-2015 NDI Mortality Data
- 2014 NHCS link to 2014-2015 CMS Medicare data
- 2016 NHCS linked to 2016-2017 NDI Mortality Data
The details of the linked data, linkage methods, and analysis considerations, are available from the links on the navigation menu. For any additional questions, contact the Data Linkage Team:
Data Linkage Team
Division of Analysis and Epidemiology
National Center for Health Statistics
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
3311 Toledo Road
Hyattsville, MD 20782