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The HCUP (pronounced "H-CUP") family of health care databases and related software tools and products is made possible by a Federal-State-Industry partnership sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
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What is HCUP?

The Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) includes the largest collection of longitudinal hospital care data in the United States.

HCUP Products

Learn about HCUP products including State and nationwide databases, software and online tools, and reports.

  • HCUP Databases contain information on inpatient stays, emergency department visits, and ambulatory care
  • HCUPnet is HCUP's free, online query system that provides immediate access to health statistics
  • HCUP Tools & Software provide complimentary tools and software to use with HCUP and similar databases
  • HCUP Reports feature findings, publications, and technical reports on HCUP issues
  • HCUP Fast Stats provides easy access to the latest HCUP-based statistics for health information topics.
HCUP Services

Utilize HCUP services to purchase HCUP data, get answers to your HCUP-related questions, and learn how to use the HCUP databases.

Join the HCUP Mailing List

Join the HCUP Mailing List to receive information on new HCUP data, tools, and products.

What's New
 
Updated Method Series Report Available (1/5/16)
2013 Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS) Released (12/16/15)
Two Updated Projection Reports Available (12/9/15)
HCUP Fast Stats Data Update (12/9/15)
  • HCUP Fast Stats launches new National Hospital Utilization and Costs statistics and updated 2014 and 2015 data on the Effect of Medicaid Expansion on Hospital Use.
New HCUP Database Released (11/18/15)
  • The Nationwide Readmissions Database (NRD) is a new annual database that can be used to create estimates of national readmission rates for all payers and uninsured. A tutorial is also available for the NRD.
HCUP Statistical Brief #199 and #200 (1/19/16)
 


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