The Diffusion of Back Surgery in the U.S., 1992-2014
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State Legal Restrictions and Prescription-Opioid Use among Disabled Adults
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Downloadable Atlas Data

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Medicare spending

State HRR HSA County

Ambulatory care quality

State HRR HSA County

Hospital discharges (medical & surgical)

State HRR HSA County

Post-acute care

State HRR HSA County Hospital

End-of-life inpatient care (all decedents)

State HRR HSA County

Mortality (by HMO status)


Care of chronically ill patients, last 2 years of life

State HRR Hospital

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Atlas Longitudinal Research Files

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Atlas Data Downloads (including data for standard measures spreadsheets)

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Downloadable Data and Crosswalk Files

2010-2014 Census Data

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2014 Zip to Median Household Income Crosswalk File (ZIP2MHI2014)

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2004-2015 Coding Trends Files

How To Use Coding Trends Files (doc)

Stata SAS Excel

1998-2012 Hospital Cost File