Patient Volume Databases
The Patient Volume databases are derived from large, nationwide patient samples to track activity in various treatment settings. Each database tracks a different setting and typically covers nationwide, ICD-9-specific data. Depending on what database is being used, statistics available may include discharge rates, demographic information, concomitant diagnoses and/or procedures, and drug information. The databases cover over 7,000 ICD-9 codes, and are also searchable by keyword. Samples are available from the search page of each database. For current and comprehensive epidemiology, search the Incidence and Prevalence Database (IPD).
The U.S. Patient Volume Database provides disease specific reports of hospital inpatient, hospital outpatient, emergency room, and physician office visit activity. Procedure volume information is available for hospital inpatient visits as well.
The U.S. State Data is based on the The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). The BRFSS is the world’s largest ongoing telephone health survey system, tracking health conditions and risk behaviors in the United States yearly since 1984.
The European Union Database (EUD) provides inpatient discharge rates for major disease areas and covers 25 countries.