Number of Hospitalizations for Opioid Overdose Statewide Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4)

data.pa.gov | Last Updated 4 Sep 2018

Statewide number of hospitalizations for opioid overdose categorized by principal diagnosis of heroin or opioid pain medication overdose by year. 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.

Tags: overdose, heroin, pain, medication, opioid, drug, phc4

This dataset has the following 7 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
StatestatetextCommonwealth meaning the entire state of Pennsylvania - always will be Commonwealth
Time 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 Starttime_period_date_startcalendar_dateBeginning of the reporting period that covers the hospitalization's discharge date.
Time Period Date Endtime_period_date_endcalendar_dateEnd of the reporting period that covers the hospitalization's discharge date.
CategorycategorytextSpecifies whether the measurement is for hospitalizations for heroin overdose or for opioid pain medication overdose. Values: 1) “Heroin” = Hospitalizations with a principal diagnosis of heroin overdose, and 2) “Pain Medication” = Hospitalizations with a principal diagnosis of opioid pain medication overdose.
Number of Hospitalizationsnumber_of_hospitalizationsnumberNumber of hospitalizations within reporting time period and within the specified opioid overdose category (“Heroin” or “Pain Medication”).
State FIPS Codestate_fips_codetextThese 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