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SID Notes

Source Files

The HCUP District of Columbia inpatient files were constructed from hospital discharge files received from the District of Columbia Hospital Association.

Types of Facilities Included in the Files Provided to HCUP by the Partner

The District of Columbia Hospital Association collects inpatient data from 9 hospitals in the district.

A comparison of the number of hospitals included in the SID and the number of hospitals reported in the AHA Annual Survey is available starting in data year 2014.

Hospitals do not always report data for a full calendar year. Some hospitals open or close during the year; other hospitals have technical problems that prevent them from reporting data for all months in a year.

Inclusion of Stays in Special Units

The documentation supplied by District of Columbia does not indicate whether information on stays in special units (e.g., psychiatric, rehabilitation, long-term care) within the hospital is included in the data.

Exclusion of Records During HCUP Data Processing

Records with a discharge disposition of "still a patient" or "admitted as an inpatient to this hospital" were excluded from the HCUP SID.

Internet Citation: HCUP Central Distributor SID District of Columbia File Composition. Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). December 2016. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.
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