The HCUP Nevada inpatient files were constructed from hospital discharge files received from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), Center for Health Information Analysis (CHIA) under the authority of the Nevada Division of Healthcare Financing and Policy (DHCFP).
Types of Facilities Included in the Files Provided to HCUP by the Partner
The CHIA provided HCUP with inpatient data from acute care general, specialty, and rehabilitation hospitals in Nevada.
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
The documentation supplied by Nevada 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
During HCUP processing, records with a discharge disposition of "still a patient" and "admitted as an inpatient" were excluded from the HCUP Nevada inpatient