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Research Spotlights

Over 5,900 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:

Financial Incentives, Hospital Care, and Health Outcomes: Evidence from Fair Pricing Laws.
Batty M, Ippolito, B.
American Economic Journal: Economic Policy. 2017; 9(2): 28-56.

Contributions of Children With Multiple Chronic Conditions to Pediatric Hospitalizations in the United States: A Retrospective Cohort Analysis.
Berry JG, Ash AS, Cohen E, Hasan F, Feudtner C, Hall M.
Hosp Pediatr. 2017 Jul;7(7):365-372.

Rural and Appalachian Disparities in Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Incidence and Access to Opioid Abuse Treatment.
Joshua D. Brown, Amie J. Goodin, & Jeffery C. Talbert.
The Journal of Rural Health. 2018; 34(1): 6-13.

Impact of Post-Hospital Syndrome on Outcomes Following Elective, Ambulatory Surgery.
Brownlee SA, Blackwell RH, Blanco BA, Zapf MA, Kliethermes S, Gupta GN, Kuo PC, Kothari AN.
Ann Surg. 2017 Aug;266(2):274-279.

The Epidemiology of Emergency Department Trauma Discharges in the United States
DiMaggio CJ, Avraham JB, Lee DC, Frangos SG, Wall SP.
Acad Emerg Med. 2017;24(10):1244-1256.

Frequency, Trends, and Antecedents of Severe Maternal Depression After Three Million U.S. Births.
Franca UL, McManus ML.
PLoS One. 2018;13(2).

A Nationwide Assessment of the Association of Smoking Bans and Cigarette Taxes With Hospitalizations for Acute Myocardial Infarction, Heart Failure, and Pneumonia.
Ho V, Ross JS, Steiner CA, Mandawat A, Short M, Ku-Goto MH, Krumholz HM.
Med Care Res Rev. 2017 Dec;74(6):687-704.

Trends in Diagnoses Among Hospitalizations of HIV-infected Children and Adolescents in the United States: 2003-2012.
Hurst SA, Ewing AC, Ellington SR, Kourtis AP.
Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2017;36(10):981-987.

Adherence to Methodological Standards in Research Using the National Inpatient Sample.
Khera R, Angraal S, Couch T, Welsh JW, Nallamothu BK, Girotra S, Chan PS, Krumholz HM.
JAMA. 2017 Nov 28;318(20):2011-2018.

Thirty-Day Readmission Rate and Costs After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in the United States: A National Readmission Database Analysis.
Tripathi A, Abbott JD, Fonarow GC, et al.
Cic Cardiovasc Interv. 2017; 10(12).

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). June 2018. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.
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