Hands on with health data

Number 4740
Subject Health Care
Source Charles Ornstein; Ryann Grochowski Jones
Affiliation ProPublica
Year 2016
Summary The past two years have seen a proliferation of public data sets that let you search for doctors and see the pharmaceutical company payments they’ve received, the drugs they’ve prescribed and the money they’ve collected from Medicare. This is true not only in the United States, but increasingly, around the world. Check out this tipsheet and data set for a better understanding of what datasets are publicly available, how to create your own health data set and cautions to keep in mind.
Tags data; health; medical; public; doctors; pharmaceutical; companies
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