Register for the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Data Users' Workshop
Research Activities, April 2012
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is conducting a full-day, instructor-led, hands-on workshop to provide experience in working with Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) resources. The workshop will provide in-depth exposure to several HCUP databases and related tools. Faculty will be available for consultation on how HCUP data can support participants' research interests. Instructional and reference materials will be distributed and discussed.
This is an intermediate-level workshop designed for health services researchers and analysts who want to learn how to use or improve their use of HCUP databases and products. Individuals interested in State and/or local health care analyses or clinical research using administrative health care data would benefit from its content. Given the nature and pace of this course, some prior familiarity with health care administrative data and a statistical software product such as SAS, SPSS, or Stata are recommended.
The course will begin with a brief overview of HCUP products, including a demonstration of HCUPnet—a free on-line querying tool that provides instant access to HCUP statistics. Following the brief introductory material, faculty will present step-by-step instruction on working with HCUP databases to conduct revisit analyses with HCUP data. Attendees will use computers loaded with subsets of the HCUP State Inpatient Databases, State Emergency Department Databases, and State Ambulatory Surgery Databases. Attendees will run SAS programs (to be provided) on the HCUP databases. Faculty will cover the basics of loading datafiles and progress to more advanced topics.
Prior experience with HCUP databases or prior attendance of the HCUP webinar series, HCUP overview presentations, or HCUP on-line overview course is encouraged. Information regarding the HCUP webinar series is available on the HCUP-US Web site.
Registration Fee: No charge
Date & Time: Wednesday, April 25, 2012, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Eastern
Location: AHRQ Conference Center—540 Gaither Road, Rockville, MD, 20850
Registration Deadline: April 16, 2012, or until the maximum number is reached.