Performance Improvement 2006. The Value of Hospital Discharge Databases


The objectives for this contract are: (1) To obtain encounter-level data from statewide information sources; (2) To maintain and expand a uniform, multi-state health care database for health services research and health policy analysis; and (3) To make these data available to a broad set of public and private users. This contract will extend the capabilities of the Health Care Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) national data system to assist researchers and decision-makers at the national, state, and community levels by expanding HCUP to include more states and more settings of care, and to develop tools to make better use of administrative data.

PIC ID: 7694; Agency Sponsor: AHRQ-CODS, Center for Organization and Delivery Studies; Federal Contact: Schnaier, Jenny, 301-594-6827; Performer: Medstat Group, Washington, DC

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