Data System

Federal Agency


Nationwide Personal Transportation Survey (NPTS)


Phone surveys are conducted to determine the amount of household travel within a year.

Health Care Financing (HCFA) Administration 5% Sample Standard Analysis File (SAF) and Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MEDPAR) File


Automated Medicare claims are gathered to provide Medicare claims data files for administrative and research purposes.

Indian Health Service—Ambulatory Care System (IHSACS)


Data from the IHS and tribally operated hospitals are compiled to reflect the- ambulatory care issued to Native Americans by the IHS.

Indian Health Service—Inpatient Care System (IHSICS)


Data from the IHS and tribally operated hospitals are compiled to reflect the direct inpatient care provided to Native Americans by the IHS.

National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS)


Data from automated state child abuse registries or the automated state child welfare social services information systems are compiled, analyzed, and made available as state child abuse and neglect reporting information.

National Incidence Study of Child Abuse and Neglect (NIS)


Child protective services (CPS) agencies and non-CPS professionals submit data aimed at estimating the number of abused children and monitor changes.

Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS)


Details on motor vehicle crashes involving a fatality are collected within 30 days to provide a general measure of highway safety and problems.

National Automotive Sampling System—Crashworthiness Data System (NASSCDS)


Collects statistical data on motor-vehicle-related crashes, including police reports, medical records, physical evidence, and interviews.

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