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Using public records to shine a light on the dark side of the healthcare crisis

Association of Health Care Journalists http://www.healthjournalism.org/resources-jump.php

Health Is Everything: Using Data to Report Great Stories on Your Community's Health by Frank Bass http://www.reportingonhealth.org/reporting-community-health

CMS Dialysis Data

ProPublica: http://projects.propublica.org/dialysis/

HHS Office of the Inspector General audits and memos

OIG: http://oig.hhs.gov/reports-and-publications/index.asp

Government Accoutability Office reports

GAO: http://www.gao.gov/search?advanced=1

State-level hospital discharge data

Center for Medicare and Medicade Services inspection reports

State health regulator investigations

State/Local financial records

Reporters Committee of Freedom of the Press: http://www.rcfp.org/open-government-guide

IRS Form 990

Guidestar: http://www.guidestar.org/

Foundation Center: http://foundationcenter.org/findfunders/990finder/

FDA Adverse Event Reporting System

FDA: http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/GuidanceComplianceRegulatoryInformation/Surveillance/AdverseDrugEffects/ucm082193.htm

IRE data library: http://www.ire.org/nicar/database-library/databases/fda-adverse-events-reporting-system/

FDA MAUDE - Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience

IRE: http://www.ire.org/nicar/database-library/databases/medical-device-reports-maude/

FDA: http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfMAUDE/search.CFM *

National Practitioner Data Bank

IRE: http://www.ire.org/nicar/database-library/national-practitioner-data-bank/

Medicare billing/discharge data

Death certificates and autopsy findings

IRE: http://www.ire.org/nicar/database-library/databases/mortality-multiple-causes-of-death/

U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Automation of Reports and Consolidated Orders System (ARCOS)

Court records

PACER: https://pacer.login.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/login.pl?court_id=00IDX

Drug company payments to doctors

ProPublica: http://projects.propublica.org/docdollars/

FDA regulatory filings

Campaign Finance and Lobbying records

Center for Responsive Politics:http://www.opensecrets.org/usearch/

National Insitute on Money and State Politics: http://www.followthemoney.org/database/advancedsearch.phtml

US Senate Office of Public Records: http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/legislative/g_three_sections_with_teasers/lobbyingdisc.htm

US House Clerk: http://disclosures.house.gov/ld/ldsearch.aspx

Federal Election Commission: http://www.fec.gov/disclosure.shtml

For this page go to: http://bit.ly/ire12health

to suggest more resources email daniel.lathrop@gmail.com

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