2009 HCUP Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) now available

Research Activities, September 2011

The Kid's Inpatient Database (KID) featuring 2009 data was recently released by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The KID is part of the family of databases and products from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). The KID is the only national dataset on hospital use, outcomes, and charges designed to study children. Released every 3 years, the KID exists for data years 1997, 2000, 2003, 2006, and 2009. Data elements include diagnoses and procedures, patient characteristics, hospital characteristics, source of admission, charges, and expected payer. The sample design of the KID enables analyses of common conditions and procedures, as well as rare ones, such as congenital anomalies and organ transplantations.

The 2009 KID is a random stratified sample of pediatric discharges from 4,121 hospitals in 44 States, and includes 10 percent of normal newborns and 80 percent of sick infants, children, and adolescents from the sampling frame. The dataset contains over 3 million discharges, representing the nation's more than 7 million pediatric inpatient hospital visits that year. The KID allows researchers and policymakers to identify, track, and analyze trends in pediatric health care utilization, access, charges, quality, and outcomes.

The KID can be purchased through the HCUP Central Distributor at http://hcup-us.ahrq.gov/tech_assist/centdist.jsp.

Many statistical tables from the KID can be accessed free on HCUPNet . Additional information on the KID is available on the HCUP-US Web site at http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/kidoverview.jsp.

Current as of September 2011
Internet Citation: 2009 HCUP Kids' Inpatient Database (KID) now available: Research Activities, September 2011. September 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/newsletters/research-activities/sep11/0911RA37.html