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Resources by Topic: Statistics and data

Estimating the Burden and Distribution of Post–COVID-19 Condition in Washington State, March 2020–October 2023
Examines the prevalence of post–COVID-19 condition (PCC) in Washington State, utilizing a framework that incorporated data on reported COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations with estimates of PCC progression from the Household Pulse Survey. Includes data on population subgroups as well as a county-level map of Washington and corresponding chart showing PCC prevalence changes from January 2020 to January 2023.
Author(s): Arran Hamlet, Daniel Hoffman, Sharon Saydah, Ian Painter
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 21
Date: 06/2024
Type: Document
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Nurse Staffing Estimates in US Nursing Homes, May 2024
Provides an overview of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) April 2024 final rule that established minimum nurse staffing requirements for nursing homes. Analyzes May 2024 data from Nursing Home Care Compare to examine current staffing levels in U.S. nursing homes relative to specific minimum staffing requirements in the final rule. Includes an illustrative example of a 100-bed facility to explore how many nurse staff would need to be added per shift during the final rule's implementation phase to meet or exceed the final rule's minimum requirements. Presents data by facility characteristics, including ownership type, rural or urban location, and bed size.
Author(s): Martin Blanco, Iara Oliveira, Marie Squillace, Damian Da Costa
Date: 06/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
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Evaluation of the Vermont All-Payer Accountable Care Organization Model: 2018-2022 - Fourth Evaluation Report
Evaluates the first five performance years of the Vermont All-Payer Accountable Care Organization Model (VTAPM), which aims to assess whether scaling an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) across all payers in the state can reduce program expenditures while preserving or improving care quality. Discusses the implementation of the model, provider engagement, efforts to address population health goals; characteristics of participating hospitals, practitioners, and beneficiaries; and the model's impacts on Medicare spending, utilization, and quality of care. Includes analyses of Medicare ACO subgroups and Medicaid spending, utilization, and quality of care trends. Outlines challenges and lessons learned.
Additional links: Findings at a Glance, Technical Appendices
Date: 06/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, NORC at the University of Chicago
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Impact of Rural Location on Receipt of Standard of Care Treatment and Survival for Locally Advanced Bladder Cancer in Louisiana
Examines whether rural or urban dwelling affects odds of receiving standard of care (SOC) treatment and survival outcomes among 983 locally advanced bladder cancer patients in Louisiana. Utilizes 2010-2020 Louisiana Tumor Registry data.
Author(s): Megan Escott, Yong Yi, Ashley Foret, et al.
Citation: Cancer Medicine, 13(12), e7301
Date: 06/2024
Type: Document
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The Appalachian Region: A Data Overview from the 2018-2022 American Community Survey Chartbook
State- and county-level information on population, age, race and ethnicity, housing occupancy, education, labor force, employment, transportation, income, health insurance coverage, disability, and veteran status, for the 13 Appalachian states. Features statistics with breakdowns by 5 levels of population density. Includes data explorer options for Appalachian categories such as population and age, education, income and poverty, computer and broadband access, rural Appalachia versus rural America, and employment and commuting.
Additional links: Full Report
Author(s): Sara Srygley, Nurfadila Khairunnisa, Diana Elliott
Date: 06/2024
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: Appalachian Regional Commission, Population Reference Bureau
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Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder: Population Estimates — United States, 2022
Describes the U.S. adult populations who need opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment, receive any OUD treatment, and receive medication for OUD. Includes data for metropolitan compared to micropolitan and noncore locations.
Author(s): Deborah Dowell, Samantha Brown, Shiromani Gyawali, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 73(25), 567-574
Date: 06/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Illinois County Cancer Incidence Projections 2022-2025
Provides projected incidence for various types of cancer by Illinois county, with data grouped according to 5-year projection counts: 2018-2022, 2019-2023, 2020-2024, and 2021-2025.
Date: 06/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Illinois Department of Public Health
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Illinois County Cancer Statistics Review Incidence, 2017-2021
Provides cancer incidence rates from 2017-2021 for individual counties in Illinois, utilizing data from the Illinois Department of Public Health and Illinois State Cancer Registry. Includes data and statistics broken down by sex, race, ethnicity, and cancer site.
Author(s): Stephen Roy, Kyle Garner, Lori Koch, Jane Fornoff
Date: 06/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Illinois Department of Public Health
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Oral Cancer Incidence in Illinois, 1996 – 2020
Provides 2016-2020 data in Illinois for oral and pharyngeal cancer incidence rates by sex, race/ethnicity, age, site, and rurality. Includes state maps showing counties with lower or higher than average oral cancer rates.
Date: 06/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Illinois Department of Public Health
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Trends in and Factors Associated with Family Physician-Performed Screening Colonoscopies in the United States: 2016-2021
Examines factors and trends related to family physician (FP)-performed colonoscopy screenings. Analyzes 2016-2021 insurance claims data from 2,943,900 qualified colonoscopies, with data breakdowns according to patient demographics, accrued charges, region, and urban-rural classification, including large central metro, large fringe metro, medium metro, small metro, micropolitan, and noncore. Discusses the impact of FP-performed colonoscopy screenings for certain populations, including rural.
Author(s): Nicholas Edwardson, David van der Goes, V. Shane Pankratz, et al.
Citation: Journal of Rural Health
Date: 06/2024
Type: Document
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