Slide 58. Misleading Regional Data Without Adjusting for Population Differences

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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Does the South have the highest prevalence of CDAD [Clostridium difficile-associated disease] hospital stays?

Image: Bar chart shows the following data:

  • Northeast: 24%.
  • Midwest: 27%.
  • South: 34%.
  • West: 16%.

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Page last reviewed May 2010
Internet Citation: Slide 58. Misleading Regional Data Without Adjusting for Population Differences : 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/hcupsld58.html