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Rate of Hospitalizations for Opioid Overdose per 100,000 Residents by Demographics CY 2016- 2017 Statewide Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4)

Rate of hospitalization for opioid overdose per 100,000 PA Residents categorized by principal diagnosis of heroin or opioid pain medication overdose by year and demographic.

This analysis is restricted to Pennsylvania residents age 15 and older who were hospitalized in Pennsylvania general acute care hospitals.

Disclaimer:

PHC4’s database contains statewide hospital discharge data submitted to PHC4 by Pennsylvania hospitals. Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information obtained from the Uniform Claims and Billing Form (UB-82/92/04) data elements. Computer collection edits and validation edits provide opportunity to correct specific errors that may have occurred prior to, during or after submission of data. The ultimate responsibility for data accuracy lies with individual providers.

PHC4 agents and staff make no representation, guarantee, or warranty, expressed or implied that the data received from the hospitals are error-free, or that the use of this data will prevent differences of opinion or disputes with those who use published reports or purchased data. PHC4 will bear no responsibility or liability for the results or consequences of its use.

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NameSocrata field nameColumn name in sgr mountData typeDescription
Time Period Date Starttime_period_date_starttime_period_date_startCalendar dateBeginning of the reporting period that covers the hospitalization's discharge date.
Type of Ratetype_of_ratetype_of_rateTextDescribes the Type of Rate displayed. Values: “Rate of hospitalizations for heroin overdose per 100,000 residents” indicates the number of hospitalizations for heroin overdose for Pennsylvania residents age 15 and above divided by the total population age 15 and above for that demographic; that percentage is then multiplied by 100,000 and rounded to the nearest tenth. “Rate of hospitalizations for pain medication overdose per 100,000 residents” indicates the number of hospitalizations for opioid pain medication overdose for Pennsylvania residents age 15 and above divided by the total population age 15 and above for that demographic; that percentage is then multiplied by 100,000 and rounded to the nearest tenth. “Not Reported due to Low Volume” – indicates that the rate of hospitalizations for opioid overdose has not been displayed (is blank) due to low volume of hospitalizations for opioid overdose.
Time Periodtime_periodtime_periodTextReporting period that the measurement is based upon; "CY-" prefix is shorthand for "calendar year", which begins on January 1st of the stated year and ends on December 31st of the stated year.
Time Period Date Endtime_period_date_endtime_period_date_endCalendar dateEnd of the reporting period that covers the hospitalization's discharge date.
CategorycategorycategoryTextSpecifies whether the measurement is for hospitalizations for heroin overdose or for opioid pain medication overdose. Values: 1) “Heroin” = Rate of hospitalizations with a principal diagnosis of heroin overdose, and 2) “Pain Medication” = Rate of hospitalizations with a principal diagnosis of opioid pain medication overdose.
StatestatestateTextState Name (Always “COMMONWEALTH”) for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Demographic Sort Keydemographic_sort_keydemographic_sort_keyTextSpecifies group of values from the Demographic column. Values: “Statewide” = Hospitalization rate across all characteristics. “Age Group” = Hospitalization rate based on categorization of reported patient age. “Race/Ethnicity” = Hospitalization rate based on reported race and ethnicity. “Household Income” = Hospitalization rate based on population and median household income estimates for patient zip code of residency. “Rural/Urban” = Hospitalization rate based on rural or urban designation of patient county of residency. “Female/Male” = Hospitalization rate based on reported patient sex.
Rate of Hospitalizations for Opioid Overdose per 100,000 Residentsrate_of_hospitalizationsrate_of_hospitalizationsNumberCalculated rate of hospitalizations for heroin overdose or for opioid pain medication overdose per 100,000 residents age 15 and above in a particular demographic. Type of Rate column provides additional details.
DemographicdemographicdemographicTextSpecifies the characteristic of the population for which the rate of hospitalizations for heroin or opioid pain medication overdose are calculated. Values: “Statewide” = Hospitalization rate across all characteristics. “Age 15 to 34” = Hospitalization rate based on patient age in years between 15 and 34 inclusive. “Age 35 to 54” = Hospitalization rate based on patient age in years between 35 and 54 inclusive. “Age 55 and over” = Hospitalization rate based on patient age in years greater than or equal to 55. “Black (non-Hispanic)” = Hospitalization rate based on reported Black race and no reported Hispanic ethnicity. “Hispanic” = Hospitalization rate based on reported Hispanic ethnicity. “White (non-Hispanic)” = Hospitalization rate based on reported White race and no reported Hispanic ethnicity. “$0 to <$30,000 Household Income” = Hospitalization rate based on population and median household income estimates for patient zip code of residency less than $30,000. “$30,000 to <$60,000 Household Income” = Hospitalization rate based on population and median household income estimates for patient zip code of residency greater than or equal to $30,000 but less than $60,000. “$60,000 to <$90,000 Household Income” = Hospitalization rate based on population and median household income estimates for patient zip code of residency greater than or equal to $60,000 but less than $90,000. “$90,000+ Household Income” = Hospitalization rate based on population and median household income for patient zip code of residency greater than or equal to $90,000. “Rural” and “Urban” = Hospitalization rate based on rural or urban designation of patient county of residency. “Female” and “Male” = Hospitalization rate based on patient sex reported as female or male.
State FIPS Codestate_fips_codestate_fips_codeNumberFederal Information Processing Standard code for the state (Always “42” for Commonwealth). These are the first 2 digits of the 5-digit Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) code that designate the State association. Each State has its own 2-digit number and each County within the state has its own 3-digit number which are combined into a 5-digit number to uniquely identify every US county. For more technical details : Federal Information Processing Standards Publications (FIPS PUBS) are issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) after approval by the Secretary of Commerce pursuant to Section 111 (d) of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 as amended by the Computer Security Act of 1987, Public Law 100-235. Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 6-4, Counties and Equivalent Entities of the U.S., Its Possessions, and Associated Areas -- 90 Aug 31 , provides the names and codes that represent the counties and other entities treated as equivalent legal and/or statistical subdivisions of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and the possessions and freely associated areas of the United States. Counties are considered to be the "first-order subdivisions" of each State and statistically equivalent entity, regardless of their local designations (county, parish, borough, etc.). Information gathered from census data - https://www.census.gov/geo/reference/codes/cou.html
 
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