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Do you have information on hospital, hospice, and home care? Health care overall?

Yes, if your interest is in the health care industry, you have several options to consult.

Health care in general is classified under the following North American Industrial Standard Classification System (NAICS) code: 62, which includes health care and social assistance. This code will be useful to anyone searching our business web pages for information on industries.

The Economic Census is your best option in getting details on this industry. It has data on number of establishments, revenues, expenses, number of employees, payroll, product line revenues (e.g., inpatient hospital services), concentration of firms, and more. These reports deal with establishments that have paid employees.

Below we list the options based on the Economic Census and several others as well:

  • The Census Bureau has released three industry reports based on the 2002 Economic Census, our most detailed information on health care businesses: Ambulatory Health Care Services (NAICS 621), Hospitals (NAICS 621), PDF and Nursing and Residential Care Facilities (NAICS 623).PDF For a list of businesses covered, please click here.
  • We have released a set of state reports  with data on industries within the state and its substate areas.
  • For annual data, you can consult County Business Patterns, now available in the American FactFinder, which has data at the state and county level on number of establishments, number of employees, payrolls, and employment-size class (e.g., number of establishments with one to four employees). Data are published approximately 18 months after the close of the reference year.
  • For annual data on revenues and source of revenue (e.g., private health insurance), consult the Service Annual Survey.
  • The Economic Census also yields data on nonemployer firms -- firms where there are no paid employees (e.g., a small family business). Nonemployer data are published annually.
  • The Census Bureau also releases data on health insurance coverage collected from household respondents, rather than from businesses.
  • Finally the Statistical Abstract of the United States, America's premier data book, has statistics on health care topics (such as physicians' specialties, retail prescription, drug sales from other sources, HMOs, and hospital use); see Section 3 on "Health and Nutrition."

Also consult the National Center for Health Statistics, which offers many Fast Stats A to Z This link to a non-federal Web site does not imply endorsement of any particular product, company, or content. sheets at its site. Examples of topics include:

Just in case you want to check other resources from the Census Bureau, search for these topics using Google.

 

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