Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Issues Three Methods Reports
The Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) has released three new reports on methodological issues concerning administrative databases:
- Report #2015-05: Identifying Observation Services in the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) State Databases
- Report #2015-06: Examination of the Coding of Present-on-Admission Indicators in Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) State Inpatient Databases (SID)
- Report #2015-07: Population Denominator Data for Use with the HCUP Databases (Updated with 2014 Population Data)
HCUP is a family of health care databases and related software tools and products made possible by a federal/state/industry partnership sponsored by AHRQ. It is the most comprehensive source of hospital data in the U.S., featuring information on inpatient care, ambulatory care and emergency department visits.