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Care of Women in U.S. Hospitals, 2000

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HCUP Fact Book No. 3

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.

This third Fact Book answers many questions about hospital care for women such as: In what ways do hospitalized women differ from hospitalized men? What are the most common reasons for hospitalizations? For what preventable conditions are women hospitalized? Who is billed for various types of hospital stays? What are the patterns of hospital care for pregnancy and delivery?

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By H. Joanna Jiang, Ph.D.; Anne Elixhauser, Ph.D.; Joyce Nicholas, M.P.H.; Claudia Steiner, M.D., M.P.H.; Carolina Reyes, M.D.; Arlene S. Bierman, M.D., M.S.


Executive Summary
Part 1. Hospital Stays for Men and Women
Part 2. Hospital Stays for Obstetric Patients
Sources of Data for This Report
For More Information

AHRQ Publication No. 02-0044
Current as of October 2002


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