KID Database Documentation
The Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) is the largest publicly available all-payer pediatric inpatient care database in the United States, containing data from two to three million hospital stays. Its large sample size is ideal for developing national and regional estimates and enables analyses of rare conditions, such as congenital anomalies, as well as uncommon treatments, such as organ transplantation. KID releases for data years 1997, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2012, 2016, and 2019 are available for purchase online through the Online HCUP Central Distributor. The KID was not produced for 2015 because of the transition from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM/PCS coding.
The links below provide detailed documentation for the KID, from a high-level Overview to all the detailed specifications, restrictions, and resources necessary for researchers working and publishing with the KID.