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Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP)


The Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) includes the largest collection of longitudinal hospital care data in the United States.

HCUP Products

Learn about HCUP products including State and nationwide databases, software and online tools, and reports.

  • HCUP Databases contain information on inpatient stays, emergency department visits, and ambulatory care
  • HCUPnet is an online query system that provides immediate access to health statistics
  • HCUP Fast Stats is an online query tool that uses visual displays to compare national or State statistics on a range of healthcare topics.
  • HCUP Research Tools provide complimentary tools and software to use with HCUP and similar databases
  • HCUP Reports feature findings, publications, and technical reports on HCUP issues
HCUP Services

Utilize HCUP services to purchase HCUP data, get answers to your HCUP-related questions, and learn how to use the HCUP databases.

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What's New
New on HCUPnet (01/23/23)
  • HCUPnet has been updated to include 2020 NRD, 2020 SID, and 2018-2020 Community-Level Statistics data.
HCUP Fast Stats Data Update (12/22/22)
Read the latest edition of the HCUP e-News (12/15/22)
HCUP Fast Stats Data Update (12/13/22)
HCUP Software Tools for ICD-10-CM/PCS Fiscal Year 2023 Updates Released (12/10/22)
The 2020 Nationwide Readmissions Database (NRD) and Cost-to-Charge Ratio (NRD CCR) Files are now available (11/30/22)
  • The 2020 NRD and Cost-to-Charge Ratio (NRD-CCR) Files were released through the HCUP Central Distributor on November 30.
New HCUP Tutorial Update (11/29/22)
HCUP Statistical Brief #299–#303 (12/15/22)
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Internet Citation: HCUP Home. Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). January 2023. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.
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