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HCUP 2014 National Inpatient Sample (NIS) and Nationwide Readmissions Database (NRD) Released

The Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) announces the release of two databases:

  • The 2014 National Inpatient Sample (NIS) is the largest publicly available all-payer inpatient health care database in the United States. Its large sample size is ideal for developing national and regional estimates and enables analyses of rare conditions, uncommon treatments, and special populations.
  • The 2014 Nationwide Readmissions Database (NRD) is a unique and powerful database designed to support various types of analyses of national readmission rates for all payers and the uninsured.

The HCUP databases are available for purchase through the HCUP Central Distributor. 

The HCUP family of health care databases and related software tools and products is made possible by a Federal-State-Industry partnership sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

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