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 is an online query tool that uses visual displays to compare national or State statistics on a range of healthcare 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.

Join the HCUP Mailing List

Join the HCUP Mailing List to receive information on new HCUP data, tools, and products.

What's New
HCUP Spring Webinar Series (4/13/21)
HCUP Summary Trend Tables (3/31/21)
  • AHRQ has updated the HCUP Summary Trend Tables, downloadable tabulations containing State-specific monthly trends in hospital utilization, with additional data.
Updates to HCUP Software Tools (3/19/21)
2017 Community-level Statistics Now Available (2/18/21)
HCUP's Outstanding Article of the Year Award (3/4/21)
  • The nomination period has closed. Winners will be publicly announced during AcademyHealth's Annual Research Meeting in June.
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.
HCUP Statistical Brief #271 and #272 (3/5/21)
Email HCUP and tell us about your research: hcup@ahrq.gov

Internet Citation: HCUP Home. Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). April 2021. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/home.jsp.
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