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HCUP Central Distributor SPSS Load Programs - Nationwide Databases

SPSS load programs are available for HCUP Nationwide databases purchased through the HCUP Central Distributor. Nationwide databases are delivered from the HCUP Central Distributor in either ASCII format (NIS, KID) or CSV format (NEDS, NRD). SPSS load programs are used to load the ASCII or CSV data files into SPSS.

The load programs are provided in SPSS format and there is one SPSS load program for each data file. SPSS load programs are provided by year, by database type. A cumulative zip file containing the SPSS load programs for every year for each database type is also provided below. SPSS load programs for NIS data years prior to 1998 are not available for download from this page. They are delivered with the NIS data products from the HCUP Central Distributor.

The amount of time it takes to download a file depends on your machine, browser and Internet connection. The amount of space required to work with your database(s) in SPSS will vary from 10 GB to 100 GB depending on the database and year. See the individual Overview page for each database for space requirements.

To request the SPSS Load program for a Nationwide HCUP database, select a data year and database, then click the Find button.

Year: Database:

To download a ZIP file containing every year for any database, please select below:

Internet Citation: Nationwide SPSS Load Programs. Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). October 2021. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.
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Last modified 10/8/21