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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 7,000 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).

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.

TU.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.

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.

When Good Operations Go Bad: The Additive Effect of Comorbidity and Postoperative Complications on Readmission After Pulmonary Lobectomy.
Jean RA, Chiu AS, Boffa DJ, Detterbeck FC, Blasberg JD, Kim AW.
Surgery 2018 Aug;164(2):294-299.

Thirty-day readmission rates, timing, causes, and costs after ST Segment-Elevation Myocardial Infarction in the United States: A National Readmission Database analysis 2010-2014.
Kim LK, Yeo I, Cheung JW, Swaminathan RV, Wong SC, Charitakis K, Adejumo O, Chae J, Minutello RM, Bergman G, Singh H, Feldman DN.
J Am Heart Assoc. 2018;7(18).

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.

Lifetime Cost of Abusive Head Trauma at Ages 0-4, USA.
Miller TR, Steinbeigle R, Lawrence BA, Peterson C, Florence C, Barr M, Barr RG.
Prevention Science. 2018 Aug;19(6):695-704.
    This study utilizes the 2009 Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) and a mathematical model incorporated from Vital Statistics mortality data, as well as previous studies, to estimate lifetime costs resulting from abusive head trauma (AHT) in the United States and the need for effective prevention.

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Impact of Bariatric Surgery in Patients with HIV Infection: A Nationwide Inpatient Sample Analysis, 2004-2014.
Sharma P, McCarty TR, Ngu JN, O'Donnell M, Njei B.
AIDS. 2018 Sep 10;32(14):1959-1965.

Opioid Dependence and Prolonged Length of Stay in Lumbar Fusion: A Retrospective Study Utilizing the National Inpatient Sample 2003-2014.
Tank A, Hobbs J, Ramos E, Rubin DS.
Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2018; 43(24):1739-1745.

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

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Internet Citation: Research Spotlights. Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). May 2019. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/spotlights.jsp.
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