Data Sets

Population Health and Health Services Research Datasets

This guide catalogues public and private population health and health services data sets for research in population health, health services research and health equity.  Includes data at the global, national, state, and local levels:


Databases Containing Claims for Payment 

To learn more about Medicare claims, Truven Health (IBM) MarketScan, Optum Insight, and All Payer Claims (APCDs)/Multipayer Claims (MPCDs) database:


Databases Containing Claims Hospital or Emergency Room Discharge Abstracts

To learn more about Vizient or Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) administrative data:


Databases Containing Information about Care at the University of California

To learn more about ApeX or UC ReX data:


The Most Commonly Used Cancer Database in the US

To learn more about Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) cancer database: