WV: Have Some Patients

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If you are studying hospital quality or patient trends and need information from West Virginia, today’s State Agency Database Highlight should help:

  • Inpatient condensed database – Searchable databases of patient discharges. There is a separate database for every year since 2000 which can be searched by many criteria, including sex, age, diagnosis, procedure, provider type and payor group. Database includes this disclaimer, “Data elements which alone are not sufficient to identify an individual, but which in combination raise unacceptable possibilities that patients could be identified, are classified as protected. All data will be released only in cell sizes greater than thirty. Data with cells with thirty or fewer cases will be suppressed”

The West Virginia page of State Agency Databases Across the Fifty States does not yet have a documents specialist. If you’d like to adopt West Virginia and have knowledge of WV state information, please e-mail Daniel Cornwall at dnlcornwall AT alaska DOT net.

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