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About this Guide

Starting points for research into the business of health care:  hospitals, facilities, professional practices, insurance, and health economics. 

Related guuides:

Health Statistics and Data with detailed annotations of each source from Public Health Library

Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Industry Guide

Industry/Market/Company Research


Life sciences literature


  • Healthcare industry data covering long time periods are available for download from Wharton Research Data Service's Public dataset (available only inside the Haas building, request a day pass from WRDS using your UC Berkeley email address.) Datasets available:
  • HCUP (Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project) Diagnoses and Procedures - can filter by major diagnoses/procedure categories and get data by mean/median charges and outcomes.
  • MEPS (Medical Expenditure Panel Survey) Expenditures: expenditures by health care service (Medicaid, Medicare, private insurance), insurance expenditures, medical condition expenditures, per health incident cost, expenditures by length of hospital stay, expenditures for top prescribed drugs and drug classes.
  • See Public Health Library's guide to Health Statistics for data/statistics that are available on more granular levels by geography and disease conditions.


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