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CALIFORNIA HOSPITAL FINANCIAL DATA
California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) data is stored in SAS, Stata, and ASCII format on CD-ROM, one year of data per CD. Current Northwestern faculty and doctoral students may borrow the media for short periods of time.
The California hospital financial data covers the 1983 through 2003 period with some gaps. The financial data includes literally thousands of variables describing the finances, service offerings, ownership status, expenses, and employment of each of the 500 hospitals in the state. Each hospital is responsible for compiling and submitting its financial data; submissions are not audited.
The OSHPD data have been used in scores of published research studies in the social sciences. Many recent NU doctoral students and undergraduate honors students have also used the data.
Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development
Kellogg's Center for Health Industry Maket Economics is a repository for OSHPD data. Current Northwestern faculty and doctoral students wishing to use the hospital financial data should contact Frank Limbrock at 1-8678.
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