HCUP's 2012 Nationwide Emergency Department Sample Released
The 2012 Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS) has been released. The NEDS is the largest all-payer emergency department (ED) database in the United States and contains information about geographic, hospital, patient, and visit characteristics. The NEDS is part of the family of health care databases and related software tools and products produced by the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Quality (AHRQ).
The NEDS enables analyses of ED utilization patterns and yields information that supports public health professionals, administrators, policymakers, and clinicians in decision-making regarding this critical source of care.