Large Administrative Datasets

Large administrative dataset analyses contribute to all three research programs at EMNet. See below for more information about these diverse datasets.

Under the leadership of Dr. Carlos Camargo, the EMNet Coordinating Center conducts diverse analyses of multiple state and federal databases including (as of December 14, 2021): 

State Databases

  • State-specific Healthcare Cost & Utilization Project (HCUP) Databases:
    • State Emergency Department Databases (SEDD)
    • State Inpatient Databases (SID)
  • California State Data (OSHPD)

National Databases

  • American Hospital Association (AHA)
  • Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)
  • National (Nationwide) Healthcare Cost & Utilization Project (HCUP) Databases:
    • Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS)
    • National Inpatient Sample (NIS)
    • Kids’ Inpatient Database (KID)
    • Nationwide Readmissions Database (NRD)
  • Medicare & Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS)
  • National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS)
  • National EMS Information System (NEMSIS)
  • National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey – Emergency Department (NHAMCS-ED)
  • National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)
  • National Hospital Discharge Survey (NHDS)
  • IQVIA (IMS Health)
  • ZipInfo

The MGH Maternal-Child Cohort (MMCC) combines the MGH Maternal Health Cohort (Camille Powe, PI; n=44k) and the MGH Birth Cohort (Carlos Camargo, PI; n=65k). Together, the MMCC includes approximately 53k mothers and their offspring born at MGH between 1998 to 2016. The creation of this retrospective cohort was begun in 2018 and completed in 2021. Cohort participants are followed using local medical records alone. The MMCC cohort provide a unique data resource to study diverse issues in maternal and child health.

Please contact Dr. Carlos Camargo if you’d like additional details.