• 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

Outpatient 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 2009, in fixed-length format and for 2010 and 2011, in fixed length and tab-delimited, are available for free download.

2011

  • First quarter, 785 facilities
  • Base data - 2,121,470 records, Fixed field format File (zipped, 93 MB), Tab-delimited File (zipped, 77 MB)
  • Classification data - 2,121,470 records, Fixed field format File (zipped, 55 MB), Tab-delimited File (zipped, 45 MB)
  • Charges - 14,609,033 records, Fixed field format File (zipped, 88 MB), Tab-delimited File (zipped, 78 MB)
  • Facility type data – 785 records, Fixed field format File (zipped, 12 KB), Tab-delimited File (zipped, 12 KB)
  • Comments (PDF Format, 95 KB), Data Dictionary (PDF Format, 272 KB)

  • Second quarter,782 facilities
  • Base data - 2,220,855 records, Fixed field format File (zipped, 98 MB), Tab-delimited File (zipped, 80 MB)
  • Classification data - 2,220,855 records, Fixed field format File (zipped, 62 MB), Tab-delimited File (zipped, 50 MB)
  • Charges - 15,859,430 records, Fixed field format File (zipped, 94 MB), Tab-delimited File (zipped, 84 MB)
  • Facility type data – 782 records, Fixed field format File (zipped, 12 KB), Tab-delimited File (zipped, 12 KB)
  • Comments (PDF Format, 105 KB), Data Dictionary (PDF Format, 272 KB)

  • Third quarter,782 facilities:
  • Base data - 2,283,092 records, Fixed field format File (zipped, 101 MB), Tab-delimited File (zipped, 84 MB)
  • Classification data - 2,283,092  records, Fixed field format File (zipped, 65 MB), Tab-delimited File (zipped, 53 MB)
  • Charges - 16,635,500 records, Fixed field format File (zipped, 99  MB) Tab-delimited File (zipped, 89 MB)
  • Facility type data - 782 records, Fixed field format File (zipped, 12 KB), Tab-delimited File (zipped, 12 KB)
  • Comments (PDF Format, 103 KB), Data Dictionary (PDF Format, 273 KB )

  • Fourth quarter,788 facilities:
  • Base data - 2,266,975 records, Fixed field format File (zipped, 100 MB), Tab-delimited File (zipped, 82  MB)
  • Classification data - 2,266,975 records, Fixed field format File (zipped, 66 MB), Tab-delimited File (zipped, 54 MB)
  • Charges - 16,799,156 records, Fixed field format File (zipped, 99 MB), Tab-delimited File (zipped, 88 MB)
  • Facility type data – 788 records, Fixed field format File (zipped, 13 KB), Tab-delimited File (zipped, 12 KB)
  • Comments (PDF Format, 99 KB), Data Dictionary (PDF Format, 248 KB)

2010

2009

Technical Data

The 2011 PUDF is available in four fixed length format text files or four tab-delimited format files. Base file contains information on patient demographics, diagnoses and procedure. Classification file contains clinically classification categories for the diagnosis or procedures. 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 Data Dictionary.  


Last updated January 25, 2018