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2016 World Population Data Sheet

Categories: Environment,Health/Medical,Population/Census,Statistics

http://www.prb.org/pdf16/prb-wpds2016-web-2016.pdf

Features statistical tables with country level population, health, and environment data.  From the Population Reference Bureau

Teen Hospital Stays for Childbirth, 2004-2013

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Statistics,Women,Youth

http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/statbriefs/sb208-Teen-Childbirth-Hospital-Stays-Trends.pdf

Presents statistics on hospital stays for childbirth among teens aged 15-19 years from 2004 through 2013.  Compares characteristics and complications of pregnancy among teens with those of older women.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

Changes in the Leading Cause of Death: Recent Patterns in Heart Disease and Cancer Mortality

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Spying/Intelligence

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db254.pdf

This report highlights changes in the mortality burden of heart disease and cancer and presents findings by state, race, and Hispanic origin.  In 2000, cancer was the leading cause of death in only 2 states, but in 2014, the number had grown to 22.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

New Drugs for Dementia

Categories: Elderly,Great Britain,Health/Medical,Science/Technology

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/POST-PN-0535/POST-PN-0535.pdf

Provides an overview of dementia, current treatments, and potential new drugs.  Also examines the challenges in developing new drugs and ensuring patient access.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

Nursing Home Compare

Categories: Elderly,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics

https://www.medicare.gov/NursingHomeCompare/About/Short-Stay-Residents.html

Offers several new quality measures for short-stay residents at nursing homes in their comparison and ratings site for U.S. nursing homes.  New measures include percentage of short-stay residents who were re-hospitalized after a nursing home admission and percentage who were successfully discharged to the community.  From Medicare.gov

 

Mapping Broadband Health in America

Categories: Health/Medical,Maps/Geography,Telecommunications/Internet

https://www.fcc.gov/health/maps

Allows users to visualize, overlay, and analyze the relationship between broadband connectivity and health data in the U.S.  Allows for detailed study of the intersection between Internet connectivity and health for every county in the U.S.  From the Federal Communications Commission

 

Federal Benefits and Services for People with Low Income: Overview of Spending Trends, FY2008-FY2015

Categories: Govt Finance,Health/Medical,Income/Poverty,Medicare/Medicaid,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44574.pdf

Reports that federal spending for low-income assistance programs grew by 51% over the eight year period and that the primary cause for the increase was spending on health care. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

National Hospital Care Survey Demonstration Projects: Traumatic Brain Injury

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr097.pdf

Analyzes inpatient and ambulatory visits for traumatic brain injury, which affects 1.7 million people annually.  Considers the demographics of those affected, the external cause of the injury, and the diagnostic and therapeutic services offered.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

 

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