Release Date: October 20, 2021

The Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) featuring 2019 data is now available. The KID is the largest publicly available all-payer pediatric inpatient care database that can be used to produce national estimates of hospital inpatient stays for children in the United States. It is drawn from the HCUP State Inpatient Databases (SID) and includes more than 3 million pediatric hospital inpatient records from 48 States and the District of Columbia, covering 98 percent of the U.S. population. The target universe includes pediatric discharges from community, non-rehabilitation hospitals in the United States. Pediatric discharges are defined as all discharges where the patient was aged 20 years or less at admission.

The large size of the KID enables analyses of infrequent conditions, uncommon treatments, and special patient populations. The KID can be used by researchers and policymakers to identify, track, and analyze national trends in pediatric inpatient utilization, charges, quality, and outcomes.

As part of the HCUP database family, the KID is considered by health services researchers to be one of the most reliable and affordable databases for studying important pediatric healthcare topics. The 2019 KID can be purchased through the HCUP Central Distributor. Additional information is located on the KID Overview Page.

Internet Citation: AHRQ releases 2019 Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) (October 2021) Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). October 2021. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/news/announcements/kid2019.jsp.
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