Health Care Systems Reporting

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The Health Department collects and uses a wide variety of data to inform Vermonters about their health and health care system. We serve as an important source of information for policy analysis, health care shortage area designations, and recruiting and retaining health care workers. We provide information and data relating to procedures and services received across different hospital settings, and incidence and prevalence of acute and chronic conditions and diseases.  We also offer information on hospital performance on quality of care and patient safety measures, healthcare-acquired infection rates, and other hospital characteristics.

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The health of Vermonters depends, in part, on access to health care. The Health Department measures the supply of health care providers, including their distribution by geography and specialty.

Consumers can make informed decisions when choosing a Vermont hospital by using Hospital Report Cards.

The Vermont Uniform Hospital Discharge Data System consists of inpatient discharge data, outpatient procedures and services data, and emergency department data. Each data file includes: