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Research & Data

Access to NPDB statistical data is provided to assist in the learning, analysis, and decision making that is vital to your organization. These data provide information about the kinds of organizations that use the NPDB and the types of reports that are received each year. No personally identifying information is provided.

NPDB Research Statistics

The NPDB Research Statistics page shows the total number of NPDB Medical Malpractice Payment Reports (MMPRs) and Adverse Action Reports (AARs) for practitioners by state.

Data Analysis Tool

The Data Analysis Tool allows you to generate data sets for Adverse Action Report (AAR) and Medical Malpractice Payment Report (MMPR) data for the years 1990 through 2014.

Public Use Data File

The NPDB Public Use Data File contains information on specific variables taken from Adverse Action Reports and Medical Malpractice Payment Reports received by the NPDB on licensed health care practitioners, as well as information from reports of Medicare and Medicaid exclusion actions. This file is updated quarterly and is designed to provide data for statistical analysis only.

Annual Reports

The annual reports provide NPDB specific information, including new operating procedures and improvements, as well as statistical tables. The NPDB annual reports provide statistics on reporting, malpractice payments, adverse actions, disputed reports, queries, and matches.