Sheps Center Data Sources
A collaborative partnership between UNC’s School of Public Health and the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research to build, maintain and oversee the use of data on health care services provided to North Carolina residents, and to promote the use of these data for research. Data from public and private payers populate the patient specific database. Periodic updates from the payers keep the research database current and relevant.
The MarketScan® Commercial Claims and Encounters and Medicare Supplemental Databases from Truven Health Analytics contains de-identified, person-specific health data including clinical utilization, expenditures, insurance enrollment/plan benefit, inpatient, outpatient, and outpatient prescription information. The data cover over twenty million individuals annually, and include private sector health data from approximately 100 payers, and can be linked to track detailed patient information across sites, types of providers, and over time.
Collects and disseminates timely and reliable data on selected licensed health professionals in North Carolina. The data includes contact, educational and practice information.
NC Discharge Data: Short Term Acute Care Hospital (Inpatient), Ambulatory Surgery, and Emergency Room
The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research is under contract with the Division of Health Services regulation to maintain, for use in research and state health planning, the NC hospital discharge data and NC ambulatory surgery data collected by Truven Health Analytics. Data from UB-92, and now UB-04, claims forms populate these databases. Yearly updates from Truven Health Analytics keep the research database current.
For rural parts of North Carolina and the United States, provides maps of demographics, health status indicators, health care providers and health related services.
Focuses on women and infant indicators for planning and assessment.