Presence of common comorbid conditions such as dementia, alcoholism and psychosis were determined using the Discharge Abstract
and National Ambulatory Care Reporting System databases.
Data Quality Documentation for External Users: Discharge Abstract
The study included discharge abstracts
on all patients treated by either RN or PN at acute inpatient facilities from April 1, 1998 to March 31, 2008.[sup.9] We excluded patients under 18 years old and patients who underwent nephrectomy for anything other than a solid or cystic renal mass (e.g., urothelial carcinoma, infection, polycystic kidney disease, non-functional kidney).
Figure 9 Mean Inpatient Days, by Race for Disabled Dually and Non-Dually Eligible Medicare Beneficiaries: California, 2001 Dually Eligible Beneficiaries Non-Dually Eligible Beneficiaries White 1,805 1,235 Black 2,383 1,200 Others 1,769 1,029 SOURCES: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: Data from the Denominator File and Enrollment Database, 2001 and the California Office of Statewide Hearth Planning and Development Patient Discharge Abstract
We excluded physicians with just one delivery to reduce the chances of mislabeling a physician as an obstetric provider owing to miscoding of a diagnosis or an erroneous physician license number on the discharge abstract
. We then examined the hospital practices in 1989 of those physicians who were active in obstetrics in 1980.
The California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) collects financial information from each hospital and patient discharge abstracts
. The hospital's output is measured in terms of the equivalent number of discharges (discharges) using OSHPD data.
Administrative data such as hospital discharge abstract
data, physician billing data, health insurance plan registries, and vital statistics repositories are employed for many different purposes in part due to their wide population-coverage, their cost-effectiveness, and the fact that they are often a readily available source of data.
We obtained health outcomes (MI/death) via linkage to the Registered Persons Data Base for mortality outcomes and the Canadian Institute for Health Information Discharge Abstract
Database (CIHIDAD) for Ontario hospital discharges associated with MI over the first year after presentation.
In order to determine hospital complication rates, several investigators have created methods using computerized discharge abstract
data as an alternative to the time and expense of detailed chart review (Brailer et al., 1996; DesHarnais et al., 1990; Iezzoni et al., 1994; Iezzoni 1992; Romano et al., 2003).
Hospitals use the discharge abstract
(UB-92) to profile physicians practice habits for economic credentialing, deciding, in a few well-documented cases that have led to litigation, that certain clinicians, do not warrant admitting privileges because their practice habits, adversely affect the economic performance of the hospital.
Cost estimates for statewide reporting of injuries by E coding hospital discharge abstract
data base systems.
Original ICD-10-CA Hospital Discharge Abstract