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Estimating the Out-of-Hospital Mortality Rate Using Patient Discharge Data


Geert Ridder


University of Southern California

Mehdi Farsi


University of Neuchatel - Institute for Research in Economics (IRENE)

March 2006

IEPR Working Paper No. 06.45

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This paper is a case study of the use of public use administrative data for the estimation of empirical relations when key dependent variables are not available in the data. It is shown that the out-of-hospital mortality rates can be identified using the patient discharge data without post-discharge death records. Using data on the lengths of hospitalizations and out-of-hospital spells, the mortality rates before and after discharge as well as discharge and re-hospitalization rates are estimated for a sample of heart-attack patients hospitalized in California between 1992 and 1998. The results suggest that ignoring variation of discharge rates among hospital types could be misleading in evaluating hospital performance regarding mortality risks.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 30

Keywords: Mortality; Hospital quality; Duration models; Survival analysis

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Date posted: March 10, 2006  

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Ridder, Geert and Farsi, Mehdi, Estimating the Out-of-Hospital Mortality Rate Using Patient Discharge Data (March 2006). IEPR Working Paper No. 06.45. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=889445 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.889445

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Geert Ridder (Contact Author)
University of Southern California ( email )
Kaprielian Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90089
United States
213-740-2110 (Phone)
213-740-8543 (Fax)
Mehdi Farsi
University of Neuchatel - Institute for Research in Economics (IRENE) ( email )
Pierre-à-Mazel 7
Neuchatel, 2000
Switzerland
+41 32 718 1450 (Phone)
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