2012 Kids' Inpatient Database
The Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) featuring 2012 data, has been released by AHRQ's Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). The KID is the only all-payer dataset in the United States designed specifically to study hospital use, charges, and outcomes in the population of patients younger than 21. It has been released every 3 years since the 1997 data year.
The new KID includes data from approximately 3 million pediatric discharges from 44 States. Weighted, it estimates roughly 7 million hospitalizations. Researchers and policymakers can use the data to identify, track, and analyze national trends in pediatric health care. The sample design of the KID enables analyses of rare conditions, such as congenital anomalies, and uncommon treatments, such as organ transplantation.
The 2012 KID can be purchased through the HCUP Central Distributor, and statistics can be accessed via HCUPnet, a free, online query system.
Select to access the Kids' Inpatient Database (KID).
Current as of August 2014
Internet Citation: 2012 Kids' Inpatient Database . August 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/hcup.html
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