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HCUP Fact Book No. 1
To help fulfill its mission of providing information on the U.S. health care system, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) develops and sponsors databases that include the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). Through HCUP, AHRQ has taken a lead in developing databases, software tools, and statistical reports to inform policymakers, health system leaders, and researchers at the Federal, regional, and State levels.
With this Fact Book, AHRQ launches a new strategy to provide timely data about hospital care in the United States in an easy-to-use, readily accessible format. This first Fact Book gives an overview of hospital care, asking questions such as: What types of conditions are treated? What are the most expensive conditions treated in hospitals? What are the outcomes? Who is billed?
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By Anne Elixhauser, Ph.D.; Kelly Yu, B.S.; Claudia Steiner, M.D., M.P.H.; Arlene S. Bierman, M.D., M.S.
Age and Gender
Reasons for Hospitalization
Most Expensive and Longest Stays
Insurance and Hospital Stays
Source of Data for This Report
For More Information
AHRQ Publication No. 00-0031
Current as of May 2000