Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP)
Health information technology & information management / Posted 4 years ago by Nason Bimbe / 718 views
The HCUP is a health care database and related software tools and products developed through United States Federal-State-Industry partnership. HCUP databases bring together the data collection efforts of State data organizations, hospital associations, private data organizations, and the Federal government to create a national information resource of encounter-level health care data (HCUP Partners). HCUP includes the largest collection of longitudinal hospital care data in the United States. These databases enable research on a broad range of health policy issues, including cost and quality of health services, medical practice patterns, access to health care programs, and outcomes of treatments at the national, state, and local market levels.