HCUP’s Kids’ Inpatient Database (KID) featuring 2012 data has been released by AHRQ.
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 years. It has been released every 3 years since the 1997 data year.
The 2012 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.