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 (

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.