HCUP offers new online tutorial series modules
Research Activities, June 2011, No. 370
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has released a new module and an updated re-release of a favorite in the Healthcare Utilization Project (HCUP) Online Tutorial Series (http://hcup-us.ahrq.gov/tech_assist/tutorials.jsp). These online training modules are designed to provide data users with information about HCUP data and tools, as well as training on technical methods for conducting research using HCUP datasets.
The new Calculating Standard Error tutorial (http://hcup-us.ahrq.gov/tech_assist/tutorials.jsp) is designed to help users determine the precision of the estimates they produce from the HCUP nationwide databases. Users will learn two methods for calculating standard errors for estimates produced from the HCUP nationwide databases.
The newly revised HCUP Overview Course (http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/overviewcourse.jsp) is a helpful introduction to HCUP for new users. The original course has been updated to include the latest additions to the HCUP family of databases and tools, including the Nationwide Emergency Department Sample.
The HCUP Online Tutorial Series is available on the HCUP Web site at http://hcup-us.ahrq.gov/tech_assist/tutorials.jsp.
For more information, contact HCUP User Support at firstname.lastname@example.org.