How Can Publicly Available Statistics Improve Healthcare?

Explore publicly available statistics through the HCUP database.

Choose the type of data you would like to pull: National, Children Only, or State. Choose a state and then the most current year that data is available. Determine the type of data you would like to view. Under the question “Do you want data on a specific diagnosis or procedure?” select “No.” Finish pulling the report by clicking “Create Analysis.”

After retrieving the data, answer the following questions:

  • What data did you choose to view and why?
  • How was the data represented?
  • How could a health informatics professional use the data to improve healthcare?