|General SEDD Notes|
The HCUP California emergency department (ED) files were constructed from confidential files received from the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD). Facilities report their encounter data via the Medical Information Reporting for California System (MIRCal). OSHPD supplies separate ambulatory surgery and emergency department source files. OSHPD uses a patient type indicator to distinguish between patients treated in an ED (record type value "E") and patients with an ambulatory surgery (record type value "A").
Selection of Records for Inclusion in the SEDD
All records identified by OSHPD as ED (i.e., included in the separate ED data file provided to HCUP) are included in the SEDD (HCUP data element STATE_ED=1 based on record type of "E").
Types of Facilities Included in the Files Provided to HCUP by the Partner
OSHPD provides HCUP with emergency department (ED) data from all licensed hospital-owned EDs in the State.
Exclusion of Records During HCUP Data Processing
Beginning with 2016 data, records with a discharge disposition of "still a patient" are retained in the HCUP SEDD. Prior to 2016 data, these records were excluded.
|Internet Citation: HCUP Central Distributor SEDD California File Composition. Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). August 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/db/state/sedddist/sedddist_filecompca.jsp.|
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