National inpatient hospital costs: The most expensive conditions by payer, 2011

A new statistical brief (#160) has been released by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). National Inpatient Hospital Costs: The Most Expensive Conditions by Payer, 2011 presents data from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) on costs of inpatient hospital stays in the United States in 2011. It describes the distribution of costs by … Continue reading National inpatient hospital costs: The most expensive conditions by payer, 2011

HCUP hands-on workshop for data users

Sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the free workshop is a one-day course for health services researchers on using HCUP databases and software tools. It is oriented toward intermediate-level data users and/or people who are already familiar with HCUP or other large administrative databases. Computers will be provided and instructor-led programming examples will be … Continue reading HCUP hands-on workshop for data users

New from HCUP – Interactive maps

From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ): HCUP has created two interactive maps to show detailed graphical information about the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS)  and HCUP’s State Databases . The NIS’ interactive map  presents information on the availability of the American Hospital Association’s hospital identification number (HCUP element AHAID ) for data years 2000 through 2010. The map also provides a graphical … Continue reading New from HCUP – Interactive maps

New AHRQ Statistical Brief – ER visits & animal injuries

Animal bites, stings, and other injuries accounted for nearly 1.3 million “treat and release” emergency department visits and almost 61,000 hospital stays in 2009, with ticks, mosquitoes, and dogs accounting for the majority. Access the complete report here:   Statistical Brief #134: Emergency Department Visits and Hospitalizations Associated with Animal Injuries, 2009.

HCUP training – Still time to register for workshop

Want to learn more about HCUP & how to work with its databases?  There are still seats left in the one-day on-site training session 25 April. The full-day course focuses on the use of HCUP databases and software tools for health services research. The workshop is oriented toward intermediate-level data users or people already familiar with … Continue reading HCUP training – Still time to register for workshop

HCUP training – Webinars 11 & 18 April

Have you heard of HCUP but don't know much about it?  Come to a 2-part HCUP webinar hosted by the library that will provide a general overview of its databases and tools. Overview Date:  11 April Time:  2-3:00 Location:  2802 Med Sci II Products and Tools Date:  18 April Time:  2-3:00 Location:  5919 Taubman Health Sciences Library Please let us … Continue reading HCUP training – Webinars 11 & 18 April

HCUP Q & A – How do I link to AHA survey data?

From HCUP (Healthcare Cost & Utility Project) e-News: Q: How do I link the HCUP databases with the American Hospital Association (AHA) Survey Data using the AHA Linkage File? A:  If you have the State Inpatient Databases (SID), State Ambulatory Surgery Databases (SASD) or State Emergency Department Databases (SEDD): Download the HCUP American Hospital Association (AHA) … Continue reading HCUP Q & A – How do I link to AHA survey data?