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New fact sheet lists HCUP resources available from AHRQ

A new fact sheet is now available from AHRQ that lists State-specific and national hospital databases and other resources that are available from AHRQ and our partners in the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). HCUP is a Federal-State-private industry partnership to build a standardized, multistate health data system and companion resources for use in health care research and analysis.

HCUP currently includes 22 State-specific hospital inpatient databases, 9 State-specific ambulatory surgery databases, and the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, a stratified probability sample drawn from the State inpatient databases. HCUP databases contain a core set of clinical and nonclinical information on all patients, regardless of payer. Researchers and analysts use HCUP data to examine hospital use, access, charges, quality, and outcomes and to identify, track, analyze, and compare trends at the national, regional, and State levels.

Print copies of Databases and Related Resources from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) (AHRQ Publication No. 00-P021) are available from the AHRQ Publications Clearinghouse.

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