Types of Facilities Included in the Files Provided to HCUP by the Partner
Iowa supplied discharge data and some uniform bills for acute inpatient discharges from member hospitals.
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 2010.
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
Beginning in 2001, the documentation supplied by the IHA indicates that the data include stays in acute exempt units, rehabilitation, and alternate level of care (skilled nursing facilities and swing bed facilities) in the source files. These records can be identified with the HCUP variable HOSPITALUNIT.
Prior to 2001, the data included stays in acute exempt units, but excluded stays in swing bed and long term care units.
Exclusion of Records During HCUP Data Processing
For the 2011 data year only, MDC and diagnosis-related group (DRG) were set to missing for skilled nursing care/skilled swing bed records (defined by HospitalUnit=3).
Records with a discharge disposition of "still a patient" and "admitted as an inpatient to this hospital" were excluded from the HCUP Iowa inpatient data.
|Internet Citation: HCUP Central Distributor SID Iowa 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_filecompia.jsp.|
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