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HCUP Calendar - Database and Product Releases
This calendar provides information on HCUP database and product releases, which are developed by AHRQ through a Federal-State-Industry partnership.
HCUP Database and Product Releases


Updated 9/16/15

Databases are released on a monthly basis (Date of release: Database released). Information on obtaining them is available at the Central Distributor.
National Databases State Databases
National Inpatient Sample (NIS)
  • October 2015: 2013 NIS
  • June 2014: 2012 NIS
State Inpatient Databases (SID)
  • NEW September 2015: 2014 AZ
  • Prior releases:
    • 2013 SID: AR, AZ, CO, FL, HI, IA, KY, MI, NC, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OR, SC, SD, VT, WA, WI, WV
    • 2012 SID: ME, UT
Kids' Inpatient Database (KID)
  • July 2014: 2012 KID
State Ambulatory Surgery and Services Database (SASD)
  • Prior releases:
    • 2013 SASD: AZ, CO, FL, IA, KY, MI, NC, NJ, NV, NY, OR, SC, VT, WI
    • 2012 SASD: ME, UT
Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS)
  • March 2014: 2011 NEDS, Version 2
  • December 2014: 2012 NEDS
State Emergency Department Database (SEDD)
  • Prior releases:
    • NEW September 2015: 2014 AZ
    • 2013 SEDD: AZ, FL, IA, KY, MA, NC, NJ, NV, NY, SC, VT, WI
    • 2012 SEDD: ME, UT
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Tools and Software Releases
Updated 7/22/15
July 2015 HCUP Fast Stats provides easy access to the latest HCUP-based statistics for health information topics. HCUP Fast Stats uses visual statistical displays in stand-alone graphs, trend figures, or simple tables to convey complex information at a glance. The first topic in HCUP Fast Stats—Effect of Medicaid Expansion on Hospital Use—launched in July. Information on the effect of Medicaid expansion on hospital use will be updated regularly (quarterly or annually, as newer data become available).
June 2015 Surgery Flag Software - Updates from software assignment validation (ICD-9-CM and CPT) and Calendar Year 2015 Updates
March 2015 Clinical Classifications Software (CCS) - Services and Procedures, Calendar Year 2015 Updates
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Publication Releases
Updated 9/24/15
September 2015 HCUP Infographic: Neonatal and Maternal Hospital Stays Related to Substance Use (JPEG 262 KB; PDF file 257 KB)

Methods Report 2015-07 (PDF file, 617 KB) Population Denominator Data for Use with the HCUP Databases (Updated with 2014 Population, Appendix A Population Data Tables (in ZIP format for downloading)

Methods Report 2015-06 (PDF file, 756 KB) Examination of the Coding of Present-on-Admission Indicators in Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) State Inpatient Databases (SID)

Methods Report 2015-05 (PDF file, 647 KB) Identifying Observation Services in the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) State Databases
July 2015 HCUP Statistical Briefs #194 (PDF file, 152 KB) Trends in Observed Adult Inpatient Mortality for High-Volume Conditions, 2002-2012

HCUP Statistical Briefs #193 (PDF file, 175 KB) Neonatal and Maternal Hospital Stays Related to Substance Use, 2006-2012
June 2015 HCUP Statistical Briefs #192 (PDF file, 152 KB) Potentially Preventable Pediatric Hospital Inpatient Stays for Asthma and Diabetes, 2003-2012

HCUP Statistical Briefs #191 (PDF file, 221 KB) Hospitalizations Involving Mental and Substance Use Disorders Among Adults, 2012
May 2015 HCUP Statistical Briefs #190 (PDF file, 149 KB) Characteristics of Hospital Stays for Super-Utilizers by Payer, 2012

HCUP Statistical Briefs #189 (PDF file, 146 KB) Hospital Readmissions Involving Psychiatric Disorders, 2012

Methods Report 2015-04: (PDF file, 941 KB) 012 National Inpatient Sample (NIS) Comparison Report
March 2015 HCUP Infographic: Inpatient vs. Outpatient Surgeries in U.S. Hospitals (JPEG file, 184 KB; PDF file, 1 MB)

Methods Report 2015-03 (PDF file, 429 KB), HCUP External Cause of Injury Code (E Code) Evaluation Report (Updated with 2012 HCUP Data)
February 2015 HCUP Statistical Briefs #188 (PDF file, 219 KB), Surgeries in Hospital-Owned Outpatient Facilities, 2012

Methods Report 2015-02 (PDF file, 634 KB), Applying AHRQ Quality Indicators to Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Data for the 2014 NHQR and NHDR

Methods Report 2015-01 (PDF file, 542 KB), Missing Data Methods for the NIS and the SID
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Internet Citation: HCUP Databases and Product Releases. Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). September 2015. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.
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