AHRQ released new information in HCUP Fast Stats—Interactive U.S. Map of Opioid-Related Hospital Use. This new map provides annual rates of opioid-related inpatient stays or emergency department (ED) visits per 100,000 population. States are color-coded to identify each State's opioid-related inpatient or ED rate relative to the distribution across all States providing data in 2015. AHRQ has also released an update of the State Trends in Hospital Use by Payer topic to include new inpatient and ED data. Since the last update in November 2017, the Inpatient Stay Trends by Payer section includes additional 2017 inpatient data (for 19 States) and 2016 inpatient data (for 41 States). The ED Visit Trends by Payer section now includes 2016 ED data (for 24 States) and additional 2015 ED data (for 7 States).
Congratulations to HCUP's 2017 Outstanding Article of the Year Award Winners!
Authors of two studies that received the eighth annual HCUP Outstanding Article of the Year Award were announced on June 26th. Each year, AHRQ recognizes researchers published in peer-reviewed journals who used HCUP databases to explore and address health care research topics and issues. Users can find a list of the 2017 HCUP Outstanding Article of the Year Award recipients and gain additional information on the selection process by visiting the HCUP-US Website.