Data FAQs

Q: Where can I find national and state utilization statistics?

A: Sources of outpatient data are few---that’s why states are developing All Payer Claims Databases, and a few states publish statistics (New Hampshire and Maine): 

For national statistics:  NCHS/CDC ambulatory hospital survey:

For outpatient surgery statistics in states, other state sources are statewide ambulatory surgery data sets.  We know about 30 have amb surgery data collections: