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    Premier Perspective

Years of Data Collection


Sample Size

    400+ hospitals

Geographic Location of Sample Subjects


Rationale for study

    To examine health services for hospitalized patients in a 400+ network of hospitals

Overview of data:

All information contained in the standard hospital discharge file such as International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) codes, hospital and physician information and discharge status. Also includes date-stamped log of all billed items, including diagnostic tests, medications, and other treatments, for individual patients. Most participating hospitals submit cost data; the rest submit calculated costs based on each hospital’s specific cost to charge ratio.

Process for obtaining data

    Data can be purchased through Premier, Inc.

Website/publications/other links 

    Hospital data