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HCUP 2018 Nationwide Databases Released

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The Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) released two nationwide databases, the 2018 Nationwide Readmissions Database (NRD) and the Nationwide Ambulatory Surgery Sample (NASS). The NRD is designed to generate national estimates of readmissions and includes discharges for patients with and without repeat hospital visits and those who have died in the hospital. The NASS is constructed from the State Ambulatory Surgery Databases (SASD) and tracks information about major ambulatory surgery encounters in approximately 2,700 hospital-owned facilities across the United States.

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