Through the Healthcare Cost & Utilization Project (HCUP), a Federal-State-Industry partnership to build a standardized, multi-State health data system. It provides answers to the most common questions about hospital care, such as: what are the most frequent conditions requiring hospitalization?; what hospital stays are the most expensive?; how do the average mean charges for alternative treatments of benign uterine cancer compare?; what conditions have the highest rate of in-hospital mortality?; & how are hospitalization patterns changing?Elixhauser, Anne is the author of 'Hospital Inpatient Statistics, 1996' with ISBN 9780788187018 and ISBN 0788187015.