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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 6,100 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:

Financial Incentives, Hospital Care, and Health Outcomes: Evidence from Fair Pricing Laws.
Batty M, Ippolito, B.
American Economic Journal: Economic Policy. 2017; 9(2): 28-56.

Contributions of Children With Multiple Chronic Conditions to Pediatric Hospitalizations in the United States: A Retrospective Cohort Analysis.
Berry JG, Ash AS, Cohen E, Hasan F, Feudtner C, Hall M.
Hosp Pediatr. 2017 Jul;7(7):365-372.

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.

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.

Trends in Diagnoses Among Hospitalizations of HIV-infected Children and Adolescents in the United States: 2003-2012.
Hurst SA, Ewing AC, Ellington SR, Kourtis AP.
Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2017;36(10):981-987.

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.

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.

Thirty-Day Readmission Rate and Costs After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in the United States: A National Readmission Database Analysis.
Tripathi A, Abbott JD, Fonarow GC, et al.
Cic Cardiovasc Interv. 2017; 10(12).

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). October 2018. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/spotlights.jsp.
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