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Asthma Data

Child Asthma Hospital Discharges, Median Length of Stay, and Total Charges, by Primary Payment Source in Texas, 2016
Data Source: Texas Health Care Information Collection (THCIC), Inpatient Hospital Discharge Public Use Data File, 2016.
 
Payer Discharges % of Discharges Median Length of Stay (Days) Total Charges ($)
Medicaid 3,714 58.8 2.0 89,592,714
Medicare 3 0.1 2.0 54,263
Private Insurance 2,004 31.7 2.0 46,614,211
Uninsured 399 6.3 2.0 9,717,950
Other 195 3.1 2.0 3,848,618
Total 6,315 100.0 2.0 149,827,756
 
Results do not include HIV and drug/alcohol use patients.
Based on hospital records listing ICD-10 code J45-J46 as the principal diagnosis.
As of 4th quarter of 2015, hospital discharge data converted from ICD-9 to ICD-10 codes. Some cases previously classified as asthma per ICD-9 are now classified as COPD (asthma with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Also, the significant decrease in the 2016 rate, as compared with the 2015 rate, might be due to the change in ICD coding.

Last updated May 31, 2019