HCUP offers new online tutorial series' modules

Research Activities, May 2011, No. 369

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has released a new module and updated a popular module in the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Online Tutorial Series. The online training is designed to provide data users with information about HCUP data and tools, as well as training on technical methods for conducting research using HCUP datasets. The all-new Calculating Standard Errors tutorial is designed to help users determine the precision of the estimates they produce from the HCUP nationwide databases. Users will learn two methods for calculating standard errors for estimates produced from the HCUP nationwide databases.

The newly-revised HCUP Overview Course (http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/overviewcourse.jsp) is a helpful introduction to HCUP for new users. The original course has been updated to include the latest additions to the HCUP family of databases and tools, including the Nationwide Emergency Department Sample.

The HCUP Online Tutorial Series is available on the HCUP-US Web site: hcup-us.ahrq.gov/tech_assist/tutorials.jsp.

For more information, contact HCUP User Support at hcup@ahrq.gov.

Current as of May 2011
Internet Citation: HCUP offers new online tutorial series' modules: Research Activities, May 2011, No. 369. May 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsletters/research-activities/may11/0511RA29.html