HCUP Central Distributor
HCUP databases are available for purchase through the HCUP Central Distributor. Prospective purchasers and all persons with access to the databases are required to read and sign a Data Use Agreement. For questions on the HCUP Data Use Agreement, please refer to the Web-based tutorial HCUP Data Use Agreement Training. Payment must be received before the databases are shipped.
Databases and Application Kits
The HCUP family of administrative longitudinal databases contains discharge-level information on inpatient care in U.S. hospitals, ambulatory surgery encounters, and emergency department encounters. These databases are created by AHRQ through a Federal-State-Industry partnership.
Full instructions for purchasing the HCUP databases are provided in the application kits. Application kits are provided in Adobe® Acrobat® (PDF) format. PDF files require the Adobe® Acrobat® Reader™, which can be downloaded free of charge from Adobe®. (PDF Help).
The Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) is a unique and powerful database of hospital inpatient stays.
The Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) is a unique and powerful, nationwide database of hospital inpatient stays for children.
The Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS) is a unique and powerful database that yields national estimates of emergency department (ED) visits.
The State Inpatient Databases (SID) contain the universe of the inpatient discharge abstracts in participating States, translated into a uniform format to facilitate multi-State comparisons and analyses.
The State Ambulatory Surgery Databases (SASD) are a powerful set of databases, from data organizations in participating States, that capture surgeries performed on the same day in which patients are admitted and released.
The State Emergency Department Databases (SEDD) are a powerful set of databases, from data organizations in participating States, that capture discharge information on all emergency department visits that do not result in an admission.
HCUP supplemental files are hospital-level or discharge-level files that augment the information contained in the HCUP databases. These files are available to HCUP data users free of charge through the HCUP Central Distributor. Full instructions for obtaining the HCUP supplemental files are provided in the request forms below.
The four types of HCUP supplemental files that are available through the HCUP Central Distributor include:
To reach the HCUP Central Distributor, please contact us through any of the following channels:
|Internet Citation: HCUP Central Distributor. Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). June 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/tech_assist/centdist.jsp.|
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