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    Center For Health Statistics
    Department of State Health Services
    1100 West 49th Street
    Austin, Texas 78756-3199

    Phone: (512) 776-7261
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December 2014

In December 2014, the Department of State Health Services completed an update of Texas Health Indicators, an online collection of data displays exploring priority health trends in Texas over the last decade.  The update included more recent data added to existing indicators and the addition of several new indicators.

This site provides access to data from public health datasets and information on Texas priority health issues. For each indicator, the information provided follows a simple structure:

  • A description of the disease or health issue.
  • A description of the risk factors associated with that disease or health issues
    (if known or appropriate).
  • A summary of recent trends.
  • Comparisons to national trends and benchmarks where appropriate and/or available.
Health Status Indicators

For more information, please contact the Center for Health Statistics at (512) 776-7261 or e-mail CHS-Info@dshs.state.tx.us.

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October 2014

A major new report quantifying significant disease trends in Texas has been released. The Health Status of Texas 2014 (PDF, 12.7MB) estimates the disease burden across major population groups and describes trends over time that impact efforts to protect the health of millions of Texans.

The latest version contains 100+ graphs and charts, 50+ new maps, and a new data tables and trends section. In addition, a downloadable Health Status of Texas Supplement (Excel, 210KB) provides data from a majority of the charts and graphs throughout the report.
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Health Status of Texas Report 2014

July 2014

Launched in July 2014, MONAHRQ® is a tool that analyzes, summarizes, and presents healthcare information in a ready-to-use format for consumers and other decision makers on:

  • Quality of care at the hospital level
  • Health care utilization at the hospital level
  • Preventable hospitalizations at the area level
  • Rates of conditions and procedures at the area level
  • Estimated costs and cost-savings related to the quality of care

Data presented in the MONAHRQ® tool come from a variety of sources, such as the Texas Healthcare Information Collection (THCIC) Public Use Data File, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) "Hospital Compare" data and Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) survey data. Those that do come from the CMS data only address Medicare Patient experiences.

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Last updated April 01, 2015