Texas Health Care Information Collection
Center for Health Statistics
In accordance with Health and Safety Code, Section 108.012(b),"the council (department) may charge a person requesting public use or provider quality data a fee for the data. The fees may reflect the quantity of information provided and the expense incurred by the council in collecting and providing the data and shall be set at a level that will raise revenue sufficient for the operation of the council (department's program). The council (department) may not charge a fee for providing public use data to another Texas state agency. Chapter 108 may be viewed by clicking here.
The Texas Outpatient Public Use Data File (PUDF) contains data on outpatient surgical and radiological procedures from Texas hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers. The PUDF has been released through second quarter 2016. The third quarter 2016 is tentatively scheduled to be released in September 2017.
Purchasing the PUDF requires a completed Order Form, which includes a Data Use Agreement.
Information on the data fields is included in the Data Dictionary, 2014 and information on the facilities reporting data is included in the Reporting Status, 2014 available below. The Data Dictionary for the fourth quarter 2015 is only for this quarter, the Data Dictionary,
4Q2015. The Data Dictionary for the first through third quarter 2015 data is in Data Dictionary, 2015.
The data files for data released include 123 data fields in a base data file, 141 data fields in a classifications data file, 13 data fields in a detailed charges file, and 27 data fields in a facility type code file.
The 2016 PUDF contains data on outpatient surgical and radiological procedures and includes:
Outpatient PUDF First Quarter 2014 Data
|First quarter, 947 facilities
||Base data: 4,532,995 records
||Charges data: 30,286,184 records
|Second quarter, 946 facilities||Base data: 4,525,494 records ||Charges data: 30,113,206 records|
Data Dictionary (PDF format):
Reporting Status (PDF format)
Statistics on outpatient events (Excel format)
Comments submitted by facilities about their data. (PDF format)
- 2016 First Quarter (160 KB), Second Quarter (369 KB)
- 2015 First Quarter (200 KB), Second Quarter (192 KB), Third Quarter (192 KB) and Fourth Quarter (234 KB)
- 2014 First Quarter (207 KB), Second Quarter (212 KB), Third Quarter (204 KB) and Fourth Quarter (211 KB)
- 2013 First Quarter (109 KB), Second Quarter (118 KB), Third Quarter (118 KB) and Fourth Quarter (206 KB)
- 2012 First Quarter (105 KB), Second Quarter (109 KB), Third Quarter (107 KB) and Fourth Quarter (106 KB)
- 2011 First Quarter (96 KB), Second Quarter (106 KB), Third Quarter (106 KB) and Fourth Quarter (99 KB)
- 2010 First Quarter (109 KB), Second Quarter (92 KB), Third Quarter (89 KB) and Fourth Quarter (91 KB)
Texas Health Data
Texas Health Data
Texas Health Data is an interactive
public data system that allows you to query THCIC PUDF and statistical reports
for Texas healthcare utilization and quality measures.
Free Data Download
The Public Use Data File (PUDF) for 2009 in fixed-length format and for 2010, in fixed-length and tab-delimited formats, are available for free download.
An update is available for
the second quarter 2016 Outpatient Public Use Data File (PUDF) Facility Type
File and Outpatient Reporting Status, 2Q2016 file. The updates are included in
the zipped file. The changes are to the following files: 1) Facility Type Files
(both fixed and tab delimited files) – The certification status codes for nine
facilities were corrected and changed “1” (Certified, without comment) instead
of “6” (Hospital out of compliance, did not certify data); 2) Outpatient
Reporting Status file - The nine facilities should be indicated as “x”. Please
use these files to update and correct your copy of the PUDF files. For more
information, please contact THCIC Staff.
- Second quarter, 2016 - Update in Zip File
An update has been released for “ Data Dictionary 2011”. On page 3, the third quarter 2011 outpatient charges file has 16,635,500 records instead of 16,635,400 records.
- Outpatient Data Dictionary Update, 4Q2011
An update has been released for the third quarter 2010 outpatient charges file. The record identified in the update does not include a charge and should be deleted from your copy of the Quarter 3 2010 Outpatient Public Use Data File (PUDF).
An update has been released for the second quarter 2010 outpatient charges file. The records identified in the update do not include charges and should be deleted from your copy of the Quarter 2 2010 Outpatient Public Use Data File (PUDF).
- Second quarter, 2010 - Update in Excel format
An update has been released for the first quarter 2010 outpatient charges file. The records identified in the update are all duplicates and should be deleted from your copy of the Quarter 1 2010 Outpatient Public Use Data File (PUDF).
The list of organizations includes a variety of organizations that use the data for analysis. The listing includes recipients from 2003 through December 31, 2016. This list is updated annually. (February 6, 2017)
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