HCUP releases 2009 facts and figures report on hospital-based care
Research Activities, December 2011, No. 376
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) recently released HCUP Facts and Figures: Statistics on Hospital-Based Care in the United States, 2009 available on the HCUP-US Web site (http://hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports.jsp). The report is an update and expansion of the HCUP Facts and Figures 2008 report and uses the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (http://hcup-us.ahrq.gov/nisoverview.jsp) to present information about hospital care in 2009 and trends in care between 1993 and 2009.
HCUP Facts and Figures contains an overview of hospital-related topics, including general characteristics of U.S. hospitals and the patients treated; the most common diagnoses, conditions, and procedures associated with inpatient stays; the costs and charges associated with hospitalizations; and the payers for inpatient stays. This year's report features a special chapter on women's health.