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Finding Datasets for Secondary Analysis

About HCUP Databases

The Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) includes the largest collection of longitudinal hospital care data in the United States. This page offers a list of databases offered by HCUP and the description. Only data from HCUPnet is freely available. The data sets in the other HCUP Databases are avaialble for purchase.

Nationwide HCUP Databases

HCUP's Nationwide databases can be used to identify, track, and analyze national trends in health care utilization, access, charges, quality, and outcomes. The data are available for purchase.

State-Specific HCUP Databases


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For information on obtaining the HCUP databases, please contact the HCUP Central Distributor:

For questions on the HCUP Data Use Agreement, please refer to the Web-based tutorial: HCUP Data Use Agreement Training.