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Bureau of Health Professions Area Resource File, 2007: [United States]

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Title:Bureau of Health Professions Area Resource File, 2007: [United States]
Study Number:1252
Catalog Date:10/12/2009
Primary Investigator(s):United States Department of Health and Human Services (HRSA). Health Resources and Services Administration. Bureau of Health Professions
Abstract:The Bureau of Health Professions Area Resource File is a county-based data file summarizing secondary data from a wide variety of sources into a single file to facilitate health analysis. The file contains over 6,000 data elements for all counties in the United States. The data elements include: (1) geographic codes and descriptors (name, FIPS, HSA, PSRO, SMSA, SEA, BEA, city size, P/MSA, Census Contiguous County, shortage area designation, etc.), (2) Health professions data (number of professionals registered as M.D., D.O., DDS, R.N., L.P.N., physician assistant, chiropractor, occupational therapist, psychology and social work teacher, psychologist, sociologist, social worker, healthcare practitioner professional, veterinarian, pharmacist, optometrist, podiatrist, dental hygienist), (3) Health facility data (hospital size, type, facilities, employment, staffing and services, and nursing home data), (4) Utilization data (rate, inpatient days, outpatient days, surgical operations and operating rooms), (5) Expenditure data (hospital expenditures, Medicare managed care market penetration, Medicare adjusted average per capita cost, Medicare expenditure and enrollment data), (6) Population data (size, composition, employment, income, health insurance, education, housing, natality, mortality, veteran status), (6) Expenditure data (hospital expenditures, Medicare enrollments and reimbursements, and Medicare prevailing charge data), and (7) Environment data (land area and density, population per square mile, farm data, and elevation).

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