Supplier
AHRQ
Years Available
2006 to present
Periodicity
Annual
Mode of Collection
Abstraction of administrative/claims data or data from other records.
Description
The Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) is the Nation's most comprehensive source of hospital care data, including information on in-patient stays, ambulatory surgery and services visits, and emergency department encounters. HCUP is a family of databases, software tools and related products developed through a federal-state-industry partnership and sponsored by the Agency for Health Research and Quality (AHRQ).