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  • Mailing Address
    THCIC
    Dept. of State Health Services
    Center for Health Statistics, MC 1898
    PO Box 149347
    Austin, Texas 78714-9347

    Location
    Moreton Building, M-660
    1100 West 49th Street
    Austin, TX 78756

    Phone: 512-776-7261
    Fax: 512-776-7740
    Email: thcichelp@dshs.texas.gov

Hospital Discharge Data Public Use Data File

Sections 108.013(c)(1) and (2) and 108.013 (g) of the Texas Health and Safety Code (THSC) prohibit the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) from releasing, and a person or entity from gaining access to, any data that could reveal the identity of a patient or the identity of a physician unless specially authorized by the Act. Any effort to determine the identity of any person or to use the information for any purpose other than for analysis and aggregate statistical reporting violates the THSC and this data use agreement. By virtue of this agreement, the undersigned agrees that the data will not be used to identify an individual patient or physician. Any questions about the data must be referred to DSHS only. Product support is not provided by DSHS. The data are protected by United States copyright laws and international treaty provisions.


In this data use agreement, the person who downloads the data is referred to as the "licensee". The licensee gives the following assurances with respect to the use of the DSHS Hospital Discharge Data sets:


  • The licensee will not release nor permit others to release the individual patient records or any part of them to any person who is not a staff member of the organization agreeing to these requirements, except with the written approval of DSHS;

  • The licensee will not attempt to link nor permit others to attempt to link the hospital stay records of patients in this data set with personally identifiable records from any other source

  • The licensee will not release nor permit others to release any information that identifies persons, directly or indirectly;

  • The licensee will not attempt to use nor permit others to use the data to learn the identity of any physician;

  • The licensee will not nor permit others to copy, sell, rent, license, lease, loan, or otherwise grant access to the data covered by this Agreement to any other person or entity, unless approved in writing by DSHS;

  • The licensee agrees to read the User Manual and to be cognizant of the limitations of the data;

  • The licensee will use the following citation in any publication of information from this file:

  • Texas Hospital Inpatient Discharge Public Use Data File, [quarter and year of data]. Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, Texas. [date of publication];

  • The licensee will indemnify, defend, and hold the DSHS, its employees, and contract vendors harmless from any and all claims and losses accruing to any person as a result of violation of this agreement; and

  • The licensee will make no statement nor permit others to make statements indicating or suggesting that interpretations drawn from these data are those of DSHS.

The licensee understands that these assurances are collected by DSHS for each set of data acquired by the licensee to assure compliance with its statutory confidentiality requirement. Recipient agrees to the foregoing restrictions and acknowledges that the knowing or negligent release of data in violation of Chapter 108, Health and Safety Code, is punishable by a civil penalty of up to $10,000 under section 108.014 and is a state jail felony under section 108.0141.


By clicking the button you agree to the above conditions.


The Public Use Data File (PUDF) for 2006, 2007, 2008, 200, 2010 and 2011, in fixed-length format, is available for free download.   

  • 2011

    • First quarter, 558 hospitals:  
    • Base Data #1 - 740,817 records, Fixed field format File (zipped, 49 MB), Tab-delimited File (zipped, 43 MB)
    • Base Data #2 - 740,817 records, Fixed field format File (zipped, 30 MB), Tab-delimited File (zipped, 23 MB)
    • Charges - 11,218,228 records, Fixed field format File (zipped, 84 MB), Tab-delimited File (zipped, 74 MB)
    • Facility Type Data - 558 records, Fixed field format File (zipped, 8 KB), Tab-delimited File (zipped, 7 KB)
    • Comments (PDF format, 158 KB), User Manual (PDF format, 552 KB)

    • Second quarter, 558 hospitals:
    • Base Data #1 - 724,552 records, Fixed field format File (zipped, 47 MB), Tab-delimited File (zipped, 42 MB)
    • Base Data #2 - 724,552 records, Fixed field format File (zipped, 29 MB), Tab-delimited File (zipped, 23 MB)
    • Charges - 10,820,733 records, Fixed field format File (zipped, 81 MB), Tab-delimited File (zipped, 71 MB)
    • Facility Type Data - 558 records, Fixed field format File (zipped, 8 KB), Tab-delimited File (zipped, 7 KB)
    • Comments (PDF format, 165 KB), User Manual (PDF format, 556 KB)

    • Third quarter, 561 hospitals:
    • Base Data #1 - 740,270 records, Fixed field format File (zipped, 48 MB), Tab-delimited File (zipped, 43 MB)
    • Base Data #2 - 740,270 records, Fixed field format File (zipped, 30 MB), Tab-delimited File (zipped, 23 MB)
    • Charges - 11,008,163 records, Fixed field format File (zipped, 82 MB), Tab-delimited File (zipped, 72 MB)
    • Facility Type Data - 561  records, Fixed field format File (zipped, 8 KB), Tab-delimited File (zipped, 7 KB)
    • Comments (PDF format, 169 KB), User Manual (PDF format, 627 KB)

    • Fourth quarter, 564 hospitals:
    • Base Data #1 - 731,940 records, Fixed field format File (zipped, 48 MB), Tab-delimited File (zipped, 43 MB)
    • Base Data #2 - 731,940 records, Fixed field format File (zipped, 29 MB), Tab-delimited File (zipped, 23 MB)
    • Charges - 11,160,928 records, Fixed field format File (zipped, 81 MB), Tab-delimited File (zipped, 71 MB)
    • Facility Type Data - 564 records, Fixed field format File (zipped, 8 KB), Tab-delimited File (zipped, 7 KB)
    • Comments (PDF format, 159 KB), User Manual (PDF format, 3.01 MB)

  • 2010
    • First Quarter Data (zipped, 164MB), Comments (PDF format, 184 KB), Tab-Delimited File (zipped, 146MB)
    • Second Quarter Data (zipped, 155MB), Comments (PDF format, 156 KB), Tab-Delimited File (zipped, 134MB)
    • Third Quarter Data (zipped, 155MB), Comments (PDF format, 153 KB), Tab-Delimited File (zipped, 134MB)
    • Fourth Quarter Data (zipped, 160MB), Comments (PDF format, 158 KB), Tab-Delimited File (zipped, 116MB)
    • User Manual (PDF format, 582 KB)

  • 2009
    • First Quarter Data (zipped, 159MB), Comments (PDF format, 229 KB), Tab-Delimited File (zipped, 136MB)
    • Second Quarter Data (zipped, 157MB), Comments (PDF format, 194 KB), Tab-Delimited File (zipped, 135MB)
    • Third Quarter Data (zipped, 135MB), Comments (PDF format, 197 KB), Tab-Delimited File (zipped, 133MB)
    • Fourth Quarter Data (zipped, 297MB), Comments (PDF format, 191 KB), Tab-Delimited File (zipped, 137MB)
    • User Manual (PDF format, 582 KB)
  • 2008
    • First Quarter Data (zipped, 156MB), Comments (PDF format, 239 KB), Tab-Delimited File (zipped, 133MB)
    • Second Quarter Data (zipped, 149MB), Comments (PDF format, 227 KB), Tab-Delimited File (zipped, 128MB)
    • Third Quarter Data (zipped, 151MB), Comments (PDF format, 222 KB), Tab-Delimited File (zipped, 129MB)
    • Fourth Quarter Data (zipped, 155MB), Comments (PDF format, 196 KB), Tab-Delimited File (zipped, 133MB)
    • User Manual (PDF format, 922 KB)
  • 2007
    • First Quarter Data (zipped, 149MB), Comments (PDF format, 215 KB), Tab-Delimited File (zipped, 133MB)
    • Second Quarter Data (zipped, 145MB), Comments (PDF format, 965 KB), Tab-Delimited File (zipped, 130MB)
    • Third Quarter Data (zipped, 146MB), Comments (PDF format, 235 KB), Tab-Delimited File (zipped, 130MB)
    • Fourth Quarter Data (zipped, 147MB), Comments (PDF format, 235 KB), Tab-Delimited File (zipped, 131MB)
    • User Manual (PDF format, 936 KB) 
  • 2006
    • First Quarter Data (zipped, 146MB), Comments (PDF formant, 217 KB), Tab-Delimited File (zipped, 130MB)
    • Second Quarter Data (zipped, 142MB), Comments (PDF formant, 214 KB), Tab-Delimited File (zipped, 127MB)
    • Third Quarter Data (zipped, 143MB), Comments (PDF formant, 216 KB), Tab-Delimited File (zipped, 128MB)
    • Fourth Quarter Data (zipped, 143MB), Comments (PDF formant, 210 KB), Tab-Delimited File (zipped, 130MB)
    • User Manual (PDF format, 578KB)

Technical Update


The data for 2011 PUDF is available in four fixed length format text files or four tab-delimited format files. Base files (Base#1 and Base#2) contains information on patient demographics, diagnoses and procedure. Charges file contain claim and billing related information. Facility Type File include facility name, location and specialty indicator information. For more information, please refer to User Manuals.

Updates to correct missing uniform physician identifiers have been released for the second, third and fourth quarter 2007 Public Use Data Files (PUDF) and the first, second and third quarter 2008 PUDF. The updates include uniform identifiers for the Attending Physician and Operating Physician fields, ATTENDING_PHYSICIAN_UNIF_ID and OPERATING_PHYSICIAN_UNIF_ID, that were set to missing in the original files. Use the update to correct your copy of the PUDF files. For more information please contact THCIC Staff.

An update has been released for the second quarter 2006 Public Use Data File (PUDF). It updates county codes, ZIP codes and Public Health Regions that were set to missing in the original file. Use the update to correct your copy of the PUDF. For more information please contact THCIC Staff.

Last updated January 25, 2018