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AHRQ HCUP 2012 Kids’ Inpatient Database (KID) Now Available

http://hcupnet.ahrq.gov/ (Select "National Statistics on Children", top right)

From an AHRQ mailing-list email:

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The Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Kids’ Inpatient Database (KID) featuring 2012 data has been released by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (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. The 2012 KID includes data from approximately 3 million pediatric discharges from 44 States. Researchers and policymakers can use the data to identify, track, and analyze national trends in pediatric health care. The 2012 KID can be purchased through the HCUP Central Distributor, and statistics can be accessed via HCUPnet, the free online query system.
HCUP data-sets from previous years were used by the AHRQ as sources for the Most Frequent Procedures Performed in U.S. Hospitals, 2010 and Circumcisions Performed in U.S. Community Hospitals, 2009 statistical briefs (data tends to "lag" a few years because of the time it takes to collate it from different sources, put it into a standard format, "clean" the data by removing errors and outliers, etc).

In time, the AHRQ will likely published briefs based on the 2012 data, but in the meantime, anyone with a suitable knowledge of statistics could probably replicate the methodology of past briefs to obtain information about rates of circumcision in community hospitals across the U.S. for 2012, or the number performed in community hospitals paid for by Medicaid that year, amongst other insights.

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