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Enhancing Administrative Data

Toolkits and other resources leveraging HCUP data are made available to assist researchers and healthcare providers to enhance administrative data and improve patient care.

  • The Present on Admission (POA) Indicator Toolkit aims to provide a comprehensive set of materials needed for all-payer POA indicator collection and analysis. The POA indicator shows whether a condition was present at hospital admission (a comorbidity) or whether it arose during the hospitalization stay (a complication).
  • The Race and Ethnicity Data Improvement Toolkit provides practical tools and guidance to those interested in improving the quality of their hospital patient race, ethnicity, and primary language (R/E/L) data collection.
  • Various reports provide information on using race-ethnicity data for reducing disparities in the quality of health and healthcare.
  • The Clinical Content Enhancement Toolkit provides practical tools and guidance to those interested in broadening and supplementing their existing administrative health data by adding clinical data elements.
  • Various reports provide information on utilization and spending for hospital-related treament of mental and substance use disorders.

Internet Citation: Enhancing Administrative Data. Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). April 2022. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.
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