In the course of consulting engagements, actuaries almost always find they need one or more of the
following resources: -Healthcare data, which may be at the individual patient level or on a particular population.
-Health services research studies which describe, summarize, try to alter, or predict patients’
use of health resources. -Health policy information, which describe public or private actions which affect the access,
cost and quality of medical care. This document describes the ever-changing resources and specifies where they may be obtained.