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Over 7,600 peer-reviewed journal publications feature data, software products, and tools from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). This research can impact healthcare policy, practice, and future research. Here are a few recent examples:

Hospital Performance Rankings Using Discrete Patient Diagnoses for Risk Adjustment of Outcomes
DeCenso B, Duber HC, Flaxman AD, Murphy SM, Hanlon M. Improving
Health Serv Res. 2018 Apr;53(2):974-90.

Hospital readmission of adolescents and young adults with complex chronic disease
Dunbar P, Hall M, Gay JC, et al.
JAMA Netw Open. 2019;2(7):e197613.

U.S. county prevalence of retail prescription opioid sales and opioid-related hospitalizations from 2011 to 2014
Ghertner R.
Drug Alcohol Depend. 2019;194:330-5.

Posthospital Fall Injuries and 30-Day Readmissions in Adults 65 Years and Older
Hoffman GJ, Liu H, Alexander NB, Tinetti M, Braun TM, Min LC
JAMA Netw Open. 2019 May 3;2(5):e194276

Treatment-Related Complications of Systemic Therapy and Radiotherapy
Jairam V, Lee V, Park HS, Thomas CR Jr, Melnick ER, Gross CP, Presley CJ, Adelson KB, Yu JB.
JAMA Oncol. 2019 Jul 1;5(7):1028-1035.

The cost of robotics: an analysis of the added costs of robotic-assisted versus laparoscopic surgery using the National Inpatient Sample
Khorgami Z, Li WT, Jackson TN, Howard CA, Sclabas GM.
Surg Endosc. 2019 Jul;33(7):2217-2221.

Association of Medicaid Expansion Policy with Outcomes in Homeless Patients Requiring Emergency General Surgery
Manzano-Nunez R, Zogg CK, Bhulani N, McCarty JC, Herrera-Escobar JP, Lu K, Andriotti T, Uribe-Leitz T, de Jager E, Jarman MP, Haider AH, Ortega G.
World J Surg. 2019 Jun;43(6):1483-1489

The epidemiology of inpatient pediatric trauma in United States hospitals 2000 to 2011
Oliver J, Avraham J, Frangos S, Tomita S, DiMaggio C.
J Pediatr Surg. 2018 Apr;53(4):758-64.

Opioid overdose hospitalization trajectories in States with and without opioid-dosing guidelines
Sears JM, Fulton-Kehoe D, Schulman BA, Hogg-Johnson S, Franklin GM.
Public Health Rep. 2019;134(5):567-76.
    This study used HCUPnet to access statistics on the 2001–2014 State Inpatient Databases (SID) for Arizona, California, Colorado, Michigan, New Jersey, South Carolina, Utah, and Washington to determine whether the adoption of State-level opioid-prescribing guidelines are associated with trends in rates of opioid overdose hospitalizations, for prescription opioids, heroin, and all opioids.

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Predictors and Costs of 30-Day Readmissions After Index Hospitalizations for Alcohol-Related Disorders in U.S. Adults
Wani RJ, Tak HJ, Watanabe-Galloway S, Klepser DG, Wehbi NK, Chen LW, Wilson FA.
Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2019 May;43(5):857-868

To view previous examples of research spotlights, please refer to the Research Spotlights Archives

To view a comprehensive list of publications that used HCUP data and tools, please refer to the Publications Search Feature, which provides publications listed by author. Information includes title, publication, data, and sometimes access to an abstract.

Internet Citation: Research Spotlights. Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). December 2019. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.
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