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KID Database Documentation - Corrections
The KID is a set of pediatric hospital inpatient databases included in the HCUP family. These databases are created by AHRQ through a Federal-State-Industry partnership.
 
Corrections to the Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) - 2003

Please refer to the information below for corrections to the KID data set.


Correction to 2003 KID Core File, KID_STRATUM
  • In the 2003 KID Core File, KID_STRATUM values of 9999 (Freestanding Children’s Hospitals) were inadvertently saved as 9998.
    To correct this problem:


    • In SAS files, increase the length of the KID_STRATUM data element from three to four bytes, and change the 9998 values to 9999.
    • In SPSS files, change the write format of the KID_STRATUM data element (KID_STRA) from F3.0 to F4.0, and change the 9998 values to 9999.

    The KID_STRATUM values are correct in the 2003 KID Hospital File.
 

Internet Citation: HCUP KID Database Documentation - Corrections. Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). May 2008. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/db/nation/kid/corrections2003.jsp.
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