AHA Annual Survey Database™ Fiscal Year 2014

AHA Annual Survey Database™  is a comprehensive census of United States hospitals based on the AHA Annual Survey of Hospitals, conducted by the American Hospital Association since 1946. The hospital-specific details can facilitate sales planning, market analysis, and health services research. Because of its reliability across time, the data are cited in such publications as ConsumersReport.org, Health Affairs, The United States Statistical Abstract,  U.S. News Best Hospitals, and many more. Use the Database autonomously as a reference on hospitals; or in conjunction with other datasets by matching on the Medicare Provider Number or National Provider Identifier (NPI). The database is complemented with data from secondary sources including the United States Census Bureau, and accrediting organizations.  

 The Database of over 6,300 hospitals includes up to 1,000 fields of information in the following categories: 

  • Organizational Structure
  • Facility and Service Lines
  • Inpatient and outpatient utilization
  • Expenses
  • Physician arrangements
  • Staffing
  • Corporate and purchasing affiliations
  • Geographic indicators (state, region, CBSA, county)

This valuable resource is used by government agencies, research universities, health policy organizations, health care vendors, and professional services firms for:

  • Health services research
  • Benchmarking
  • Time-series analysis (data available beginning with Fiscal Year 1980)

What’s Included:

  • Database in three formats: ASCII, Microsoft Access®, and Comma Delimited
  • Documentation containing:
    • Data and Technical Specifications
    • The AHA Annual Survey FY 2014 questionnaire
    • AHA Annual Survey Glossary of Terms
    • A Summary of Changes with year-to-year comparison of open, closed, and merged hospitals

Reference Documents:     

Survey Instrument 

File Layout

Data Collection Methods


AHA Item Number: 083515

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