|General SEDD Notes|
The Maine Health Data Organization (MHDO) provides emergency department (ED) records to HCUP. The file also contains information on ambulatory surgery (AS) and other outpatient services such as physical therapy and chemotherapy visits. Information on recurring visits which list several visits for the same type of scheduled procedure/treatment can be bundled into one record. 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
MHDO provides HCUP with one outpatient file in which ED records are included with records for other nonemergent outpatient services. All records identified by MHDO as ED are included in the SEDD (HCUP data element STATE_ED=1 based on the presence of applicable revenue codes).
Types of Facilities Included in the Files Provided to HCUP by the Partner
MHDO 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. 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 Maine File Composition. Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). August 2006. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/db/state/sedddist/sedddist_filecompme.jsp.|
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