The HCUP California inpatient files were constructed from the confidential files received from the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD). OSHPD excluded inpatient stays that, after processing by OSHPD, did not contain a complete and "in-range" admission date or discharge date. California also excluded inpatient stays that had an unknown or missing date of birth.
Types of Facilities Included in the Files Provided to HCUP by the Partner
California supplied discharge data for inpatient stays in general acute care hospitals, acute psychiatric hospitals, chemical dependency recovery hospitals, psychiatric health facilities, and state operated hospitals.
Exclusion of Records During HCUP Data Processing
Records with a discharge disposition of "still a patient" or "admitted as an inpatient" were excluded from the HCUP California inpatient data.
|Internet Citation: HCUP Central Distributor SID California 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/siddist/siddist_filecompca.jsp.
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