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
International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification Codes in Discharge Abstracts
Are Poor Measures of Complication Occurrence in Medical Inpatients.
AMI case definitions were applied to the hospital discharge abstract
data from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, from April 2001 to March 2002 (ICD-9 coded data) and April 2006 to March 2007 (ICD- 10 coded data).
However, because the infant discharge abstracts
lacked data on mother's date of birth, the match rate was lower.
Information Gained from Linking SEER Cancer Registry Data to State Level Hospital Discharge Abstracts
We analyze data from a sample of all-patient discharge abstracts
for hospitals in 11 states, and patients in a national sample drawn from MedPAR data, examining three samples of patients: the 11-state all-patient sample, the Medicare patients in the 11-state data (11-state Medicare sample), and national MedPAR sample.
The confidential file of discharge abstracts
includes the patient's social security number, date of birth, and sex, all of which are used to link multiple admissions for the same person.
Medicare and Department of Veterans Affairs beneficiaries), these databases are limited to information available on hospital discharge abstracts
and may not capture important clinical information that is generally found only in patients' medical records.
1) Discharge abstracts
for 116,174 noninstitutionalized adults with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) admitted to nonfederal California hospitals in 1991-1993; (2) inpatient medical records for a stratified probability sample of 974 patients with AMIs admitted to 30 California hospitals between July 31, 1990 and May 31, 1991.
Race and marital status were missing from the discharge abstract
for a small percentage (less than 2 percent) of patients.
data from the SDO, for the years 1993-1996, for all hospitals in the region (32 hospitals with 8,723 beds) were used to measure changes over time in "ordinary" hospital and "day hospital" admissions, length of stay, mortality rates, severity of illness, and readmission rates.
In Manitoba, the hospital discharge data permit quantifying the effect of complications on various measures of comorbidity: since 1987, a variable indicating diagnosis type (DXTYPE) has been available for each of the up to 16 diagnoses on the discharge abstract
An example of the contemporary uses of hospital discharge abstract
data is to be found in Vermont.
Data suppliers hold no responsibility for analyses, interpretation, or conclusion from their discharge abstract
The latter two indicators were based on International Classification of Disease, Ninth Edition (ICD-9) codes on the infant or mother's discharge abstract