HCUP Central Distributor
The Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) databases and supplemental files are available to purchase online through the HCUP Central Distributor.
To place your order, go to the ordering Web site.
HCUP Databases Available for Purchase
HCUP's Nationwide and State-Specific Databases are available for purchase from the ordering Web site. Learn about these databases by visiting the Databases page or the links below.
HCUP Supplemental Files
HCUP supplemental files are hospital-level or discharge-level files that augment the information contained in the HCUP databases. The Cost-to-Charge Ratio, Hospital Market Structure, and NIS-Trends files are available to HCUP data users free of charge and can be requested from the HCUP Central Distributor through the ordering Web site. Learn more about these files by visiting the Tools & Software page or the links below.
Revisit Analyses Files
HCUP also provides Supplemental Variables for revisit analyses. These variables are designed to facilitate analyses that need to track patients across time and hospital settings in the SID, SASD, and SEDD while adhering to strict privacy guidelines.
The storage of these variables varies by data year. Starting in 2009, the revisit variables are stored in the Core file of the SID, SASD, or SEDD. The State-specific databases that contain the revisit variables are indicated with an (R) in the Database Catalog of the ordering Web site.
For data years 2003-2008, the revisit variables can be obtained by submitting a completed request form (PDF file, 146 KB) to the HCUP Central Distributor.
Ordering Web site Alternative
If you are unable to use the ordering Web site, you may purchase HCUP databases and supplemental files by completing a hard copy application.
|Internet Citation: HCUP Central Distributor. Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). February 2015. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/tech_assist/centdist.jsp.|
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