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September 24 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Data Users Workshop
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) will conduct a full-day, instructor-led, hands-on workshop to provide participants with experience working with Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) resources. The workshop will provide in-depth exposure to several HCUP databases and tools. Faculty will be available for consultation on how HCUP data can support participants’ research interests.
Target Audience: This is an intermediate-level workshop designed to help health services researchers and analysts learn more about using HCUP databases and products.
Course Content: The course will begin with a brief overview of HCUP and a demonstration of HCUPnet—a free online querying tool that provides instant access to HCUP statistics. Faculty will then present step-by-step instructions on working with HCUP databases to conduct revisit and readmission analyses with HCUP data. Participants will use computers loaded with subsets of HCUP databases and will run SAS programs on the databases; SAS programs and computers will be provided. Faculty will cover the basics of loading data files and progress to more advanced topics.
Prerequisites: Given the content and pace of this course, prior experience with large administrative databases is encouraged. Experience with HCUP databases or prior attendance at HCUP webinar series overview presentations is helpful. It is highly recommended that attendees review the Online HCUP Overview Course prior to the workshop. Prior familiarity with statistical software packages such as SAS is also recommended.
Registration Fee: There is no charge for attendance.
Date and Time: Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. ET
Location: AHRQ Conference Center, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville, MD 20850
To Register: Details at http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/
Deadline: September 16, 2014 (or when maximum number is reached).
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