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American Hospital Association Annual Survey of Hospitals

Topic/focus:  Cost and Utilization, Healthcare Facilities and Services
Year(s):  1946 - present
Source:  American Hospital Association (AHA)
Study and Sample Characteristics:  Survey of 6000+ hospitals
Universe:  All United States hospitals
Variables:  600+
Access:  Data use agreement required
Cost:  ~$8000 for 1 year of data
Key Web Link:  American Hospital Association
Primary Institutional Contact:  EDRC Coordinator (tchelius@mcw.edu)

Description:  Conducted annually by the AHA since 1946, the AHA Annual Survey of Hospitals is one of the most comprehensive sources for individual hospital data available. Hospitals report data for a complete fiscal year. Contains data items on organizational structure, facilities, services, community orientation, utilization, financing, and personnel.

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