State Health Practice Database for Research (SHPDR) Updated

Columbia, MD


April 28, 2017

2014 data are now available in the State Health Practice Database for Research (SHPDR). SHPDR supports research to understand how innovations in treatments, diagnosis, preventive strategies, and the organization of care delivery can be most effectively deployed to improve the health and well-being of the U.S. population.

“With the addition of the 2014 data, researchers have another important piece of longitudinal data to conduct health economics studies & health services research,” said Principal Investigator Daniel Weinberg, Vice President at IMPAQ International. “Researchers have additional data to assess the impact of new laws on individuals’ well-being within and across states over time.”

In making these data available and accessible with common statistical software, SHPDR reduces data collection burden for researchers seeking to identify ways to improve the health care system. By eliminating the need for health researchers to compile data on their own, they can instead focus their time on conducting research and identifying new research hypotheses.

SHPDR covers all 50 States and the District of Columbia, and, when completed in 2018, will contain data for calendar years 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016.

Data for calendar years 2010, 2012, and 2014 are currently available at

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