|General SEDD Notes|
Beginning in 2008, the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Department for Public Health, provides HCUP with an outpatient file that contains emergency department (ED) and observation care records, in addition to outpatient surgical, mammogram, and other procedure records. Information on the record (i.e., revenue codes and/or CPT codes) is used to identify a record as ED, ambulatory surgery, or observation care.
Records for patients treated in the ED, and then treated and released from observation care are also included in the ED data.
Selection of Records for Inclusion in the SEDD
Kentucky provides HCUP with one outpatient file in which ED records are included with records for other nonemergent outpatient services. All records identified by Kentucky as ED are included in the SEDD (HCUP data element STATE_ED=1 based on patient type "ED").
Types of Facilities Included in the Files Provided to HCUP by the Partner
Kentucky provides HCUP with emergency department (ED) data from all licensed hospital-owned EDs in the State.
Exclusion of Records During HCUP Data Processing
Records with a discharge disposition of "still a patient" are excluded from the HCUP SEDD. Beginning in 2010, records with a designation of "admitted as an inpatient" are retained in the SEDD, even though this rarely occurs. Prior to 2010, records with a designation of "admitted as an inpatient" were excluded from the files.
|Internet Citation: HCUP Central Distributor SEDD Kentucky 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_filecompky.jsp.|
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