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HCUP Online Tutorial Series


This series of free, interactive courses provide Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) data users with information about HCUP data and tools, and training on technical methods for conducting research with HCUP data. The online courses are modular, so users can either move through an entire course, or access sections that interest them the most.

The courses include the following:
  • HCUP overview course
  • Load and check HCUP data
  • Calculating standard errors
  • HCUP sample design
  • Producing national HCUP estimates
Links to the Tool:
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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Funding Sources

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

QualityTool Topic

benchmarking/comparative data


  • Release Date: 03/2011
  • Original Summary: 06/2011
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Last updated: September 28, 2011.