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.

Join the HCUP Mailing List

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

What's New
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)
HCUP Data Users' Workshop (10/6/21)
  • Registration is now open for the 2-Day Virtual HCUP Data Users' Workshop: HCUP Data Analytic Tools!
The 2019 National Inpatient Sample (NIS) is now available (9/22/21)
Read the latest edition of the HCUP e-News (9/23/21)
HCUP Fast Stats Data Update (9/8/21)
NEW HCUP Data Visualization (9/7/21)
HCUP Statistical Brief #282, 283, 284, and #285 (9/8/21)
Email HCUP and tell us about your research: hcup@ahrq.gov

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