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
Inpatient stays in special units (e.g., psychiatric, rehabilitation, long-term care) may be included in the HCUP Florida inpatient data. Hospitals can report acute care and nursing home units separately from their major facility. Beginning in 2010, data on comprehensive rehabilitation part units were added. These records can be identified with the HCUP variable HOSPITALUNIT.
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 Florida 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_filecompfl.jsp.|
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