Skip Navigation U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Agency for Healthcare Research Quality
Main Menu
Resource Links
Gateway to statistics from U. S. Federal agencies
Links to Related Sites


2010 Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS)—NewNational estimates of emergency department (ED) visits
Hospital Readmission Rates Higher for Chronic Conditions AHRQ News & Numbers
2010 Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) National trends in hospital inpatient stays

Healthcare Cost & Utilization Project (HCUP)

Red Envelope Sign Up for Healthcare Cost & Utilization Project E-mail Updates

What Is HCUP?

Databases and Related Tools from HCUP
HCUP Partners—States Participating in HCUP
Technical Support for HCUP Users

Top of Page Top of Page

HCUP Data Descriptions

Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS)
   NIS Technical Documentation
   Obtaining the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS)
Kids' Inpatient Database (KID)
   KID Technical Documentation
   Obtaining the Kids' Inpatient Database
Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS)
   NEDS Technical Documentation
   Obtaining the Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS)
State Inpatient Databases (SID)
   SID Technical Documentation
   Obtaining the State Inpatient Databases (SID)
State Ambulatory Surgery Databases (SASD)
   SASD Technical Documentation
   Obtaining the State Ambulatory Surgery Databases (SASD)
State Emergency Department Databases (SEDD)
   SEDD Technical Documentation
   Obtaining the State Emergency Department Databases (SEDD)

Top of Page Top of Page

Findings and Publications

HCUP Facts and Figures:
   HCUP Facts and Figures—2009
   HCUP Facts and Figures—2008
   HCUP Facts and Figures—2007
   HCUP Facts and Figures—2006
   HCUP Facts and Figures—2005
HCUP Publications Search
Statistical Briefs
HCUP Topical Reports:
   The Number of Psychiatric Discharges from Community Hospitals from Scatter Beds and Psychiatric Units (PDF File, 160 KB; Plugin Software Help)
   Treatment for Substance Use Disorders in Community Hospitals (PDF File, 90 KB; Plugin Software Help)
   Emergency Department Use for Mental and Substance Use Disorders (PDF File, 715 KB; Plugin Software Help)
   An Exploration of State Border Crossing for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment in Community Hospitals (PDF File, 180 KB; Plugin Software Help)

Top of Page Top of Page

Tools & Software

HCUPnet: Instant Access to Hospital Statistics
AHRQ Quality Indicators
HCUP Tools and Software
MONAHRQ: Input Your Data, Output Your Web Site

Send Questions & Comments to:

Top of Page Top of Page

AHRQAdvancing Excellence in Health Care