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Research Spotlights
Highlighting exceptional peer-reviewed journal publications featuring data, software products, and tools from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP).
Research Spotlights

Over 7,300 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:

Trends in pediatric hospitalizations and readmissions: 2010-2016.
Bucholz EM ,Toomey SL,Schuster MA.
Pediatrics 2019;143(2).

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.

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.

Impact of Economic Downturn on the Surgical Volumes of Common Hand Procedures
Fujihara N,Fujihara Y,Sterbenz JM,Shauver MJ,Chung TT,Chung KC.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019 Feb;143(2):340e-349e.

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

Incidence, Distribution, and Cost of Lawn-Mower Injuries in the United States, 2006-2013.
Hottinger DG, Nasr I, Canner JK, Kattail D, Koka R, Schwengel
Public Health Rep. 2018 Sep/Oct;133(5):570-577.

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

Affordable Care Act's Medicaid Expansion and Use of Regionalized Surgery at High-Volume Hospitals.
McDermott J, Zeymo A, Chan K, Ehsan A, Crocker A, Xiao D, Ahluwalia JS, DeLeire T, Shara N, Al-Refaie W.
J Am Coll Surg. 2018; 227(5): 507-520.

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.

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). September 2019. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/spotlights.jsp.
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