Research Activities April 2013, No. 392
AHRQ free online tutorials teach how to use HCUP data
AHRQ’s series of free, online HCUP (Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project) tutorials helps health services researchers, students, and data analysts use record-level data effectively from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, Kid’s Inpatient Database, and Nationwide Emergency Department Database. The Multiyear Analysis Tutorial is the latest course in this series. The five other tutorials provide an overview of HCUP data, tools, and products; sample design; loading and checking data; calculating standard errors; and producing national estimates. Each course is modular, thereby enabling the user to either move through the entire course or access selected parts. To access the HCUP Online Tutorials, go to www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/overviewcourse.jsp. For more information about HCUP, go to www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/overview.jsp.