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The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) offers practical, research-based tools and other resources to help a variety of health care organizations, providers and others make care safer in all health care settings.
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This inaugural edition of the Compendium—Compendium of U.S. Health Systems, 2016—is composed of 626 U.S. health systems, defined in this analysis to include at least one hospital and at least one group of physicians providing comprehensive care, and who are connected with each other and with the hospital through common ownership or joint management. The Compendium database includes: System identification number (a unique number assigned by AHRQ), name, home office city, and State. Indicators of which data source identified the health system and health system identification numbers in the originating data source. Total counts of system hospitals, physician groups, physicians, primary care physicians, extent to which systems own or manage hospitals in multiple States, total acute care beds, discharges, and residents. Variables identifying the extent to which systems include investor-owned hospitals, serve children, include teaching hospitals, and serve a disproportionately high share of low-income and uninsured individuals.
The CAHPS Database (formerly known as the National CAHPS Benchmarking Database) is the repository for data from selected CAHPS surveys. The primary purpose of the CAHPS Database is to facilitate comparisons of CAHPS survey results by and among survey users. To support the use of CAHPS survey results, the CAHPS Database offers products and services that include comparative benchmark results, custom analyses, and data for research purposes. Participation in the CAHPS Database is free and open to all survey users.
These HCUP Statistical Briefs provide statistics about adverse events and patient safety-related events in U.S. hospitals. Topics include infections (CDI and MRSA), adverse drug events (ADEs), and potentially avoidable injuries during childbirth.
These HCUP Statistical Briefs provide general statistics about the cost of hospital stays in the United States, including the most costly conditions (diagnoses) and procedures.
These HCUP Statistical Briefs provide statistics about emergency department visits in community hospitals in the United States. Topics include reasons for emergency room visits among adults and children and transfers to other health care facilities from the emergency department.
These HCUP Statistical Briefs provide statistics about injuries that result in emergency department visits. Topics include sports-related injuries, motor vehicle accidents, firearm-related injuries, and bicycle-related injuries that result in visits to the emergency room.
These HCUP Statistical Briefs provide general statistics about hospital stays in the United States, including an overview of the most frequent conditions (diagnoses) seen and the most frequent procedures performed in hospitals.
These reports provide information on various aspects of utilization and spending for hospital-related treatment of mental and substance use disorders.
These HCUP Statistical Briefs provide statistics on hospital costs and use in the United States focused on specific types of insurers or payers—Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance.
These HCUP Statistical Briefs provide statistics about mental health and substance abuse conditions (diagnoses) treated in U.S. hospitals. Topics include depression, drug abuse, and eating disorders.