Slide 11. The Making of HCUP Data

Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP): Overview of HCUP Databases, Tools, and Resources

Slide Presentation from 2010 webinar describing the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP).

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Image: A chart depicts the following process:

  • Patient enters hospital.
  • Hospital creates billing record.
  • Hospital sends billing data and any additional data elements to data organizations.
  • States store data in varying formats.
  • AHRQ standardizes data to create uniform HCUP databases.

Contents

Page last reviewed May 2010
Internet Citation: Slide 11. The Making of HCUP Data: Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP): Overview of HCUP Databases, Tools, and Resources. May 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/cpi/centers/ockt/kt/webinars/hcup/hcupsld11.html