HCUPnet, a free, online query system based on data from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), provides access to health statistics and information on hospital inpatient and emergency department use. Users can access national and state statistics on specific diagnoses or procedures for a single year, statistics on all hospital stays, and trends. The system also allows users to rank diagnoses or procedures by key outcomes and measures—such as number of discharges and total charges. National and state statistics on hospital stays by payer also are available.
This new tool is available from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). To begin a search, go to the step-by-step description of the HCUPnet query process.