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Research Spotlights
Highlighting exceptional peer-reviewed journal publications featuring data, software products, and tools from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP).
Research Spotlights

Over 6,400 peer-reviewed journal publications feature data, software products, and tools from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). This research can impact healthcare policy, practice, and future research. Here are a few recent examples:

Rural and Appalachian Disparities in Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Incidence and Access to Opioid Abuse Treatment.
Joshua D. Brown, Amie J. Goodin, & Jeffery C. Talbert.
The Journal of Rural Health. 2018; 34(1): 6-13.

Inpatient Care for Stiff Person Syndrome in the United States: A Nationwide Readmission Study.
Crispo JAG, Thibault DP, Fortin Y, Willis AW.
Journal of Clinical Movement Disorders. 2018 Aug 6;5:5.

The Epidemiology of Emergency Department Trauma Discharges in the United States
DiMaggio CJ, Avraham JB, Lee DC, Frangos SG, Wall SP.
Acad Emerg Med. 2017;24(10):1244-1256.

Frequency, Trends, and Antecedents of Severe Maternal Depression After Three Million U.S. Births.
Franca UL, McManus ML.
PLoS One. 2018;13(2).

Opioid Abuse or Dependence Increases 30-day Readmission Rates after Major Operating Room Procedures: A National Readmissions Database Study.
Gupta A, Nizamuddin J, Elmofty D, Nizamuddin SL, Tung A, Minhaj M, Mueller A, Apfelbaum J, Shahul S.
Anesthesiology. 2018 May;128(5):880-890.

When Good Operations Go Bad: The Additive Effect of Comorbidity and Postoperative Complications on Readmission After Pulmonary Lobectomy.
Jean RA, Chiu AS, Boffa DJ, Detterbeck FC, Blasberg JD, Kim AW.
Surgery 2018 Aug;164(2):294-299.

Impact of Neurosurgeon Specialization on Patient Outcomes for Intracranial and Spinal Surgery: A Retrospective Analysis of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample 1998-2009.
McCutcheon BA, Hirshman BR, Gabel BC, Heffner MW, Marcus LP, Cole TS, Chen CC, Chang DC, Carter BS.
J Neurosurg. 2018 May;128(5):1578-1588.

Lifetime Cost of Abusive Head Trauma at Ages 0-4, USA.
Miller TR, Steinbeigle R, Lawrence BA, Peterson C, Florence C, Barr M, Barr RG.
Prevention Science. 2018 Aug;19(6):695-704.
    This study utilizes the 2009 Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) and a mathematical model incorporated from Vital Statistics mortality data, as well as previous studies, to estimate lifetime costs resulting from abusive head trauma (AHT) in the United States and the need for effective prevention.

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Readmissions After Revascularization Procedures for Peripheral Arterial Disease : A Nationwide Cohort Study.
Secemsky EA, Schermerhorn M, Carroll BJ, Kennedy KF, Shen C, Valsdottir LR, Landon B, Yeh RW.
Annals of Internal Medicine. 2018 Jan 16;168(2):93-99.

Impact of Bariatric Surgery in Patients with HIV Infection: A Nationwide Inpatient Sample Analysis, 2004-2014.
Sharma P, McCarty TR, Ngu JN, O'Donnell M, Njei B.
AIDS. 2018 Sep 10;32(14):1959-1965.

Childhood Medicaid Coverage and Later-Life Health Care Utilization.
Wherry LR, Miller S, Robert Kaestner R, and Meyer BD.
Review of Economics and Statistics. 2018 May 04;100(2):287-302.

To view previous examples of research spotlights, please refer to the Research Spotlights Archives

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Internet Citation: Research Spotlights. Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). December 2018. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/spotlights.jsp.
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