National Nursing Home Survey (NNHS)

Topic/focus: Healthcare Facilities and Services
Year(s): 1995, 1997, 1999, 2004
Source: National Center for Health Statistics
Study and sample characteristics: Interview and survey
Universe: Nursing homes and their current residents
Variables: 141 resident, 91 facility, 50 expense
Access: Publically available
Cost: Free
Key web links: National Nursing Home Survey (NNHS)
Primary Institutional Contact: EDRC Coordinator (

Summary: Produced by NCHS on a periodic basis, the NNHS is a collection of data on nursing homes, their residents, and their staff. The database is organized into the resident, facility, and expense files and includes data items on demographics, admission date, diagnoses, assistive devices, activities of daily living, services provided, sources of payment, facility bedsize, facility services, facility staff, and expenditures.