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    Mailing Address
    THCIC
    Dept. of State Health Services
    Center for Health Statistics, MC 1898
    PO Box 149347
    Austin, Texas 78714-9347

    Location
    Moreton Building, M-660
    1100 West 49th Street
    Austin, TX 78756

    512-776-7261
    512-776-7740 (fax)
    Email: thcichelp@dshs.state.tx.us

Texas Inpatient Public Use Data File (PUDF)

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Texas Health Care Information Collection
Center
for Health Statistics

In accordance with Health and Safety Code, Section 108.012(b),"the council (department) may charge a person requesting public use or provider quality data a fee for the data.  The fees may reflect the quantity of information provided and the expense incurred by the council in collecting and providing the data and shall be set at a level that will raise revenue sufficient for the operation of the council (department's program).  The council (department) may not charge a fee for providing public use data to another state agency.  Chapter 108 may be viewed by clicking  here.

The PUDF contains data on discharges from Texas hospitals. Data are available by quarter beginning with data for 1999. The scheduled release date for the 2013 data is first quarter data is second quarter is June 2014, third quarter is September 2014 and fourth quarter is December 2014. The Texas Public Use Data File (PUDF) has been released through firth quarter 2013. Purchasing the PUDF requires a completed Order Form and a signed Data Use Agreement.

The data files for data released after 2004 include 255 data fields in a base data file and 13 data fields in a detailed charges file. Data files for years before 2004 include only 205 data fields. Information on the data fields is included in the User Manual, 2013. The PUDF contains data on hospital inpatient discharges and includes:

Inpatient PUDF 2012 Data
First quarter, 577 hospitals Base data: 731,187 records Charges data: 11,615,014 records

Statistics on hospital discharges. (Excel format)

User Manuals for earlier years (PDF format):

Comments submitted by hospitals about their data. (PDF format)

Free Data Download

The Public Use Data File (PUDF) for 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007, in fixed-length format, is available for free download.

Data Purchasers

The list of organizations includes a variety of organizations that use the data for analysis.  The listing includes recipients from 2003 through December 31. 2013.  This list is updated annually.  (January 23, 2014)

Technical Update

An update has been released for the third quarter 2012 file. The records identified in the update are duplications of Outpatient claims and should be deleted from your copy of the Quarter 3 2012 Inpatient Public Use Data File (PUDF).

  • Third quarter, 2012 - Update in Excel form

Fourth quarter 2011 Inpatient computer disks (4Q2011 Inpatient CD) did not include the Facility Type files. December 17, 2012.

Records for additional discharges in Quarter 2, 2010 have been found to be duplicated in the data for Quarter 3, 2010. The following update includes the Record ID for those duplicate records that should be deleted from your copy of the Quarter 3 Public Use Data File (PUDF). September 7, 2011.

  • Third quarter, 2010 - Update in Excel format

An update has been released for the third quarter 2010 charges file. The records identified in the update do not include charges and should be deleted from your copy of the Quarter 3 2010 Public Use Data File (PUDF).

  • Third quarter, 2010 - Update in Excel format

Records for additional discharges in Quarter 1, 2010 have been found to be duplicated in the data for Quarter 2, 2010. The following update includes the Record ID for those duplicate records that should be deleted from your copy of the Quarter 2 Public Use Data File (PUDF). September 7, 2011.

  • Second quarter, 2010 - Update in Excel format

An update has been released for the second quarter 2010 charges file.  The records identified in the update do not include charges and should be deleted from your copy of the Quarter 2 2010 Public Use Data File (PUDF).

  • Second quarter, 2010 - Update in Excel format

Charges records for some discharges were inadvertently omitted from the Second quarter 2010 PUDF.  These records should be added to your copy of the Quarter 2 2010 Public Use Data File (PUDF).

Records for additional discharges in Quarter 4, 2009 have been found to be duplicated in the data for Quarter 1, 2010. The following update includes the Record ID for those duplicate records that should be deleted from your copy of the Quarter 1 Public Use Data File (PUDF). August 19, 2011.

  • First quarter, 2010 - Update in Excel format

Records for some discharges in Quarter 4, 2009 were inadvertently duplicated in the data for Quarter 1, 2010. The following update includes the Record ID for those duplicate records that should be deleted from your copy of the Quarter 1 Public Use Data File (PUDF). May 18, 2011.

  • First quarter, 2010 - Update in Excel format

Records for some discharges in Quarter 1, 2009 were inadvertently duplicated in the data for Quarter 2, 2009. The following update includes the Record ID for those duplicate records that should be deleted from your copy of the Quarter 2 Public Use Data File (PUDF). September 9, 2010.

  • Second quarter, 2009 - Update in Excel format

Updates to correct missing uniform physician identifiers have been released for the second, third and fourth quarter 2007 Public Use Data Files (PUDF) and the first, second and third quarter 2008 PUDF. The updates include uniform identifiers for the Attending Physician and Operating Physician fields, ATTENDING_PHYSICIAN_UNIF_ID and OPERATING_PHYSICIAN_UNIF_ID, that were set to missing in the original files. Use the update to correct your copy of the PUDF files. For more information please contact THCIC Staff

An update has been released for the second quarter 2006 Public Use Data File (PUDF). It updates county codes, ZIP codes and Public Health Regions that were set to missing in the original file. Use the update to correct your copy of the PUDF. For more information please contact THCIC Staff.

An update has been released for the third quarter 2004 Public Use Data File (PUDF). The update includes those records for which the 3M APR-DRG grouping was corrected. This correction was necessitated because some records were not grouped with Version 20 of the APR-DRG Grouper. The files include the Record ID and four additional data elements: APR-DRG code, APR-MDC, Severity of Illness, and Risk of Mortality. Use the update to correct your copy of the PUDF.

Updates have been released for the 2003 PUDF. The updates include Patient Status codes for those records where the patient status was incorrectly indicated as invalid. The files contain the 12-digit Encounter ID and the 2-digit Patient Status Code. Use the files to update your copy of the PUDF. September 23, 2005

The User Manuals for 1999, 2000 and 2001 have been updated to correctly document the data field ADMIT WEEKDAY. The values for this data field should be interpreted as:

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

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Last updated February 10, 2014