Ambulatory Surgery in U.S. Hospitals, 2003. AHRQ 07-0007
C. Russo, P. Owens, C. Steiner, et al., HCUP Fact Book No. 9, January 2007, 52 pp. Examines differences in utilization and cost of various surgical procedures performed in inpatient and hospital-based outpatient settings. Data are from 17 States in AHRQ's Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) State Inpatient Databases and State Ambulatory Surgery Databases.
Comparison of Health Care Utilization: United States Versus Canada AHRQ 13-R017
Y. Pylypchuk and E. M. Sarpong. HSR: Health Services Research, January 2013[epub ahead of print]. This comparison of health care utilization between Canadian and U.S. residents, based on the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey and the Canadian Community Health Survey found that the poor and less educated were more likely to utilize health care in Canada than in the United State.
Costly Hospital Readmissions and Complex Chronic Illness AHRQ 09-R064
B. Friedman, H. Jiang, A. Elixhauser, Inquiry, 45(4):Winter 2008/2009, 408-421. Discusses how the rate of hospital readmissions and hospital cost per person in a year depend on a patient's number of different chronic conditions, severity of illness, principal diagnosis at discharge, payer group, and other variables. (AHRQ 09-R064)
Economic and Health Costs of Diabetes. AHRQ 05-0034
HCUP Highlights Issue 1, January 2005, 4 pp. Summarizes findings from AHRQ?s Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) using hospital care data to examine how diabetes-related complications affect health status, hospitalizations, and economic costs.
Financial Burden of Health Care, 2001-2004 AHRQ 08-R032
J. Banthin, P. Cunningham, D. Bernard, Health Affairs, 27(1):January/February 2008, 188-195. Presents the results of an analysis of MEPS data, which found that rising out-of-pocket expenses and stagnant incomes increased the financial burden of health care for families in 2001-2004, especially for the privately insured.
Health Care Expenses for Injuries: Estimates From the 1997 MEPS. AHRQ 04-0005
N. Krauss, S. Machlin, G. Adams, MEPS Research Findings No. 19, December 2003, 19 pp. Uses data from the 1997 MEPS Household Component to examine the health care costs of injury-related conditions. Gives estimates of injury-related expenses for inpatient hospital services and ambulatory medical care services by age, sex, race, health insurance, and poverty level.
Health Care Expenses in the United States, 2000. AHRQ 04-0022
T. Rice, D. Kashihara, S. Machlin, MEPS Research Findings No. 21, April 2004, 55 pp. Presents descriptive data on health care spending in the United States. Estimates are based on data from the 2000 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey and cover the civilian noninstitutionalized U.S. population. Estimates of total health care expenses and expenses for hospital inpatient services, ambulatory services, prescription medicines, dental services, home health services, and other medical equipment and supplies are provided.
Hospitalization in the United States, 2002. AHRQ 05-0056
C. Merrill, A. Elixhauser, HCUP Fact Book No. 6, June 2005, 52 pp. Summarizes information from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, an all-payer hospital database maintained by AHRQ. Updates an earlier fact book that described hospital care in 1997, and allows for easy comparisons between 1997 and 2002 hospital care information.
Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) AHRQ 06(07)-0016-2
May 2007, Two-fold brochure. Provides information about the Kids' Inpatient Database, a hospital administrative dataset that is designed specifically to assess hospital care among newborns, children, and adolescents. Part of the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, the KID is an affordable database for studying hospital use among children.
MEPS: A Survey of Health Care Use and Spending AHRQ 07-0078
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, July 2007, 9 pp. Brochure describes the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), including the various survey components; the types of data collected; how the data can be used by researchers, policymakers, health care administrators, and others; and how to obtain MEPS data. Sample MEPS findings are presented.
Mental Health and Family Out-of-Pocket Expenditure Burdens AHRQ 10-R069
S. Zuvekas, T. Selden, Medical Care Research and Review, April 2010; 67(2):194-212. Uses data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey to determine the annual and within-year concentration of medical spending and the extent to which mental health treatment contributes to high out-of-pocket burdens among families with and without mental health problems.