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 Fast Stats provides easy access to the latest HCUP-based visual statistical displays and tables for healthcare information topics
  • 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.

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What's New
New HCUP Summary Trend Tables (12/22/20)
  • AHRQ has released a new HCUP product, the HCUP Summary Trend Tables, downloadable tabulations containing State-specific monthly trends in hospital utilization. See the Reports section of HCUP-US for more information.
New HCUP Software Tools Tutorial (12/17/20)
  • AHRQ has released the HCUP Software Tools Tutorial. This new tutorial introduces users to the HCUP software tools. Users will learn about the purpose of each tool and receive technical guidance for applying the tools to their data.
The 2018 Nationwide Readmissions Database (NRD) and the Nationwide Ambulatory Surgery Sample (NASS) are now available (12/9/20)
Fast Stats Data Update (12/9/20)
  • AHRQ has released new information in HCUP Fast Stats, The State Trends in Hospital Use by Payer topic has been updated to add emergency department (ED) data for two new States (Colorado and Mississippi) and to add 2018, 2019, and 2020 quarter 1 data, when available, for up to 30 States for inpatient care and 21 States for ED care.
Read the latest edition of the HCUP e-News (12/3/20)
New Clinical Classifications Software Refined (CCSR) for ICD-10-PCS Procedures Released (12/2/20)
HCUP Methods Series Report #2020-02 (12/1/20)
The 2018 National Inpatient Sample (NIS) and the Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS) are now available (11/18/20)
HCUP Statistical Brief #268 and #269 (12/15/20)
Email HCUP and tell us about your research: hcup@ahrq.gov

Internet Citation: HCUP Home. Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). December 2020. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/home.jsp.
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