The Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) released the Nationwide Readmissions Database (NRD). The NRD is a new annual database designed to support various types of analyses of national readmission rates for all payers and the uninsured. This database addresses a large gap in health care data—the lack of nationally representative information on hospital readmissions for all ages.
The HCUP databases are available for purchase through the online HCUP Central Distributor. Applications are available at: