Slide 12. What HCUP Is and Is Not

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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HCUP is...HCUP is NOT...
Discharge database for health care encountersA survey
All payer, including uninsured patientsSpecific to a single payer, e.g., Medicare
Hospital, ambulatory surgery, emergency department dataOffice visits, pharmacy, laboratory, radiology
All hospital dischargesOnly a sample
Accessible multiple ways: raw data, regular reports, onlineJust another database

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Page last reviewed May 2010
Internet Citation: Slide 12. What HCUP Is and Is Not: 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/hcupsld12.html