Registration Now Open:
Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Data Users’ Workshop
Thursday, April 30, 2015
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is conducting a one-day hands-on workshop on theHealthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) to provide participants with experience working with HCUP databases and tools. The focus will be the newly redesigned 2012 National Inpatient Sample (NIS). Faculty will be available to consult on how HCUP data can support participants’ research interests. Instructional and reference materials will be distributed and discussed. For workshop information and registration, please click here.
Target Audience: This is an intermediate-level workshop designed for health services researchers and analysts who would like to learn more about using HCUP databases and products. Those interested in conducting analyses using the newly redesigned 2012 National Inpatient Sample (NIS) would especially benefit from the workshop.
Course Content: The course will begin with a brief overview of HCUP and a demonstration of HCUPnet, a free online query tool. Faculty will then present step-by-step instruction on working with HCUP databases to conduct cross sectional analyses, with a hands-on opportunity to use the 2012 NIS. The workshop will also cover doing analyses over time using NIS databases. 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, experience with large administrative databases, experience with HCUP databases or attendance at the April 15 and April 22 HCUP Webinar Series overview presentations is helpful. Experience with statistical software packages such as SAS is also helpful. It is recommended that attendees review the Online HCUP Overview Course prior to the workshop.
Registration Fee: There is no charge for attendance.
Date and Time: Thursday, April 30, 2015 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. EDT
Location: AHRQ Conference Center, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville, MD 20850
Registration Deadline: April 23, 2015 (or until the maximum number is reached). Registration details are available on the HCUP User Support Web site at https://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/
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Additional AHRQ Opportunity: AHRQ will offer a two-day workshop on another data resource, the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), on April 28-29. The HCUP Workshop and the MEPS Workshop provide an excellent opportunity to learn about two AHRQ projects. A separate registration is needed to attend each workshop. For MEPS registration information, please click here.