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Update to AHRQ Database Identifies Hospitals Associated With Health Systems

A new data file added to AHRQ’s Compendium of U.S. Health Systems identifies 6,726 hospitals and allows researchers, policymakers and others to assess how the hospitals are organized and owned according to the nation’s 626 health systems. The hospital data are publicly available so users can identify hospitals within health systems and then, linking to additional data sources, explore characteristics of the systems and their hospitals, such as cost and quality of care. The compendium was developed by AHRQ’s Comparative Health System Performance Initiative, which studies how health care delivery systems promote evidence-based practices and patient-centered outcomes research in delivering care.

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