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Health, United States, 2012; with special feature on emergency care
  • Published Date:
    May 2013
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Health, United States, 2012; with special feature on emergency care
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  • Corporate Authors:
    National Center for Health Statistics (U.S.)
  • Series:
    DHHS publication ; no. 2013-1232
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  • Description:
    At a glance table and highlights -- Chartbookwith special feature on emergency care -- Trend tables -- Appendix I. Data sources -- Appendix II. Definitions and methods -- Appendix III. Additional data years available -- Index.

    Health, United States, 2012 is the 36th report on the health status of the Nation and is submitted by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services to the President and the Congress of the United States in compliance with Section 308 of the Public Health Service Act. This report was compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). The National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics served in a review capacity. The Health, United States series presents an annual overview of national trends in health statistics. The report contains a Chartbook that assesses the Nation's health by presenting trends and current information on selected measures of morbidity, mortality, health care utilization, health risk factors, prevention, health insurance, and personal health care expenditures. This year's Chartbook includes a Special Feature on Emergency Care. The report also contains 134 Trend Tables organized around four major subject areas: health status and determinants, health care utilization, health care resources, and health care expenditures. A companion product--Health, United States: In Brief--features information extracted from the full report. The complete report, In Brief, and related data products are available on the Health, United States website at: http://www.cdc.gov/ nchs/hus.htm. The 2012 Edition: Health, United States, 2012 includes a summary "At a Glance" table that displays selected indicators of health and their determinants, cross-referenced to charts and tables in the report. It also contains a Highlights section, a Chartbook, detailed Trend Tables, extensive appendixes, and an Index. Major sections of the 2012 report are described below. Chartbook: The 2012 Chartbook contains 29 charts, including 10 charts on this year's Special Feature on Emergency Care (Figures 20-29). This special feature explores emergency care in the United States by examining who uses the emergency department, reasons for visiting the emergency department, what type of services are provided there, and costs associated with emergency care. Trend Tables: The Chartbook is followed by 134 Trend Tables organized around four major subject areas: health status and determinants, health care utilization, health care resources, and health care expenditures. The tables present data for dditional years of data may be available in Excel spreadsheet files on the Health, United States website. Trend Tables for which additional data years are available are listed in Appendix III. Comparability across years in Health, United States is fostered by including similar Trend Tables in each volume, and timeliness is maintained by improving the content of tables to reflect key topics in public health. An important criterion used in selecting these tables is the availability of comparable national data over a period of several years. Appendixes: Appendix I. Data Sources describes each data source used in Health, United States and provides references for further information about the sources. Data sources are listed alphabetically within two broad categories: Government Sources, and Private and Global Sources. Appendix II. Definitions and Methods is an alphabetical listing of terms used in Health, United States. It also contains information on the methods used in the report. Appendix III. Additional Data Years Available lists tables for which additional years of trend data are available in Excel spreadsheet files on the Health, United States website.

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