HSRDC has a variety of data resources that can be shared with a range of restrictions at varying costs.  For additional information on data accessible through HSRDC, please refer to each individual dataset.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) data from 1998-2018 consists of 100% Hospital Data Claims, 100% Demographic Data, a 5% Sample of Physician Claims, and a 5% Sample of Outpatient Facility Claims for re-use purposes only.


HSRDC is pleased to announce the additional of 2017-2019 Optum data to the HSRDC. Optum is a clinically rich US health care claims database used to conduct research studies. Optum accesses a comprehensive, large, and robust proprietary health care database of Optum’s parent company. The Optum database contains health care claims from 2000 to 2019, covering more than 100 million people, including inpatient and outpatient claims, pharmacy claims, and laboratory results.

Federal Statistical Research Data Center (FSRDC)

The Federal Statistical Research Data Center (FSRDC) provides approved researchers with a secure environment to access restricted-use microdata from the Census Bureau, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, National Center for Health Statistics, and Bureau of Labor Statistics. Data can only be accessed on-site at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, and there is an application process to obtain access. More details are provided here.

American Hospital Association (AHA)

The American Hospital Association conducts an annual survey of hospitals in the United States.  The definitive source for aggregate hospital data and trend analysis, AHA Hospital Statistics includes current and historical data on utilization, personnel, revenue, expenses, managed care contracts, community health indicators, physician models, and much more. AHA data is available through Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS).

ProPublica’s “Dollars for Docs” Data

These data record payments made to physicians by pharmaceutical and medical device companies.  These data are used in ProPublica’s Dollars for Docs news application, and they are primarily derived from CMS’s Open Payments database, but with a few added features.