National Electronic Health Records Survey (NEHRS) Restricted Variables

The restricted National Electronic Health Records Survey (NEHRS) data files from the 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2021, formerly the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS) Electronic Medical Records Supplement from 2008—2011, and the Physicians Experiences with Electronic Health Records Surveys (PEEHRS), are available for use by approved researchers in the NCHS Research Data Center (RDC). The RDC provides access to restricted survey data files for approved users and fees apply. To access any restricted NEHRS data, investigators must first submit requests in the Standard Application Process (SAP) portal. Instructions for preparing and submitting an application are available here. The SAP portal is available here.

Currently, NEHRS data dictionaries can be obtained as PDF files directly from the NEHRS website.

The data dictionaries contain information on the variables for the questionnaires. Please refer to the questionnaires for more information about the survey questions. For more information about the restricted survey data files or about using the RDC, please visit the RDC website.