AHRQ has released the 2015 Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS). The NEDS is the largest all-payer emergency department (ED) database in the United States. It contains information about geographic, hospital, patient, and visit characteristics. The NEDS enables analyses of ED utilization patterns and yields information that supports public health professionals, administrators, policymakers, and clinicians as they make decisions regarding this critical source of care. Like the 2015 NIS and NRD, the file structure of the 2015 NEDS will change because of the transition to ICD-10-CM/PCS on October 1, 2015.
- 2015 Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS): https://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/nedsoverview.jsp