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Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP)
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 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
 
Purchase HCUP Data Online (11/17/14)
New Surgery Flag Software Released (9/10/14)
  • Surgery Flags identify and classify surgical procedures and encounters in ICD-9-CM or CPT-based inpatient and ambulatory surgery data
New HCUP Infographic Released (8/19/14)
Now Available: Updated Methods Series on Population Denominator Data (8/18/14)
Now Available: The 2012 KID (7/28/14)
Now Available: The 2012 NIS (7/1/14)
New Studies added to the Research Spotlights (9/2/14)
HCUP Statistical Brief #183 and #184 (11/18/14)
 


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