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 an online query system that provides immediate access to health statistics
  • HCUP Fast Stats is an online query tool that uses visual displays to compare national or State statistics on a range of healthcare topics.
  • HCUP Research Tools 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.

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What's New
HCUP Data Visualization (1/12/22)
HCUP Software Tools for ICD-10-CM/PCS Fiscal Year 2022 Updates Released (12/20/21)
Read the latest edition of the HCUP e-News (12/17/21)
HCUP Findings-At-A-Glance (12/14/21)
HCUP Fast Stats Data Update (12/1/21)
  • AHRQ has released new information in HCUP Fast Stats. The State Trends in Hospital Use by Payer topic has been updated to add 2019 inpatient data for 30 States, 2020 inpatient data for 28 States, and 2021 quarter 1 inpatient data for 10 States. This update also adds 2019 emergency department (ED) data for 23 States and 2020 ED data for 16 States.
NEW HCUP Data Visualizations (11/3/21)
The 2019 Kids' Inpatient Database (KID), Nationwide Ambulatory Surgery Sample (NASS), Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS), and Nationwide Readmissions Database (NRD) are now available (10/20/21)
Newly Released: Cost-to-Charge Ratio (CCR) Files for the Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS) (10/20/21)
The 2019 National Inpatient Sample (NIS) is now available (9/22/21)
HCUP Statistical Brief #286 and #287 (12/21/21)
Email HCUP and tell us about your research: hcup@ahrq.gov

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