AHRQ Enhanced State Data

A special issue of Health Services Research describes the challenges and lessons learned among AHRQ grantees seeking to enhance the clinical content and ethnic/racial data collection for State-wide hospital discharge databases. Five States (Florida, Hawaii, Minnesota, New Jersey, and New York) received grants to expand the clinical content of their databases while two States and one region (California, New Mexico, and the Northwest region) used funding to improve racial/ethnicity data collection.

AHRQ developed two toolkits–Clinical Content Enhancement Toolkit and Race and Ethnicity Improvement Toolkit—that reflect the grantees’ experiences in improving data collection.

The toolkits are designed to assist State data organizations that collect hospital administrative data, such as those participating in AHRQ’s Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project.

Select to access an overview of the grant projects.

Page last reviewed October 2015
Internet Citation: AHRQ Enhanced State Data. October 2015. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/hcup.html