Atlas Special Topics

These Atlas special topics have been studied in detail and reported on by the Atlas project. View and download the data behind those reports.

Terms and Conditions of Data Use: please read before downloading data.

ECU – COVID-19 Tracking Project (2021)

A team of researchers from Dartmouth College and East Carolina University came together to leverage the legacy of geographic variation measurement from the Dartmouth Atlas project team to build a model and tool to identify and intervene upon the social determinants of health leading to disparate rates of infection, illness and death from COVID-19 and potential future pandemics. This Medicare data includes incidence of COVID-19 positive cases, calculated at the State, Hospital Referral Region (HRR), Hospital Service Area (HSA), and County level at monthly and quarterly time intervals for 2020. Also included are mortality rates at the State and HRR level at monthly and quarterly time intervals for 2020.

Data year: 2020

Health Care for an Aging Population (2016)

Data are for older adults in Medicare and measure the demographics and care experienced by this population, including patients with multiple chronic conditions and dementia. More information can be found in Our Parents, Ourselves: Health Care for an Aging Population.

Data year: 2012

Variation in the Care of Surgical Conditions (2014)

These indicators were created for a series of six 2014 Dartmouth Atlas reports that examined unwarranted variations in U.S. surgical care. More information can be found in Variations in the Care of Surgical Conditions.

Data years: 2007-2011

Children’s Health Care in Northern New England (2013)

Data include claims for children from commercial insurers and Medicaid for ambulatory physician services, hospitalization, common surgery, imaging, and outpatient prescription fills. More information can be found in The Dartmouth Atlas of Children’s Health Care in Northern New England.

Data years: 2007-2010

Prescription Drug Use (2013)

Data include the percent of Part D enrollees receiving effective prescription therapy, discretionary medications, and high-risk medications, as well as overall utilization and spending for prescription drugs. More information can be found in The Dartmouth Atlas of Medicare Prescription Drug Use.

Data year: 2010