Distinguish among healthcare databases in terms of purpose and content.

Secondary Data in Healthcare Research

Here is a video introduction to the Assignment. Be sure to adjust your audio settings. Closed captioning is available in the video.

Unitoutcomes addressed in this Assignment:

    • Identify the internal and external users of secondary data.
    • Distinguish among healthcare databases in terms of purpose and content.

Course outcome assessed/addressed in this Assignment:

HI300-3:Determine appropriate health information standards and regulations for specific organizations.


Review the following website:

Source:Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project: United States Department of Health and Human Services. Retrieved from http://www.ahrq.gov/research/data/hcup/

Answer the following questions in paragraph format:

    • Access the provided website and find out if your state participates in the HCUP program.
    • If your state does participate in this program, who is the contact person? Give the name and contact information.
    • What is the HCUP program?
    • There are several different database tools used in this program. Please name at least four and give details about each.


The Assignment should be 2-3 pages in length, prepared in a Microsoft Word document, and APA formatted.

This Assignment should follow the conventions of Standard American English (correct grammar, punctuation, etc.). Your writing should be well ordered, logical, and unified, as well as original and insightful. The resources used (including your text) should be properly cited. Your work should display superior content, organization, style, and mechanics.

Submitting your work:

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