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Enhancing the Clinical Content of Administrative Data - Laboratory Data Toolkit: Background
Adding Present on Admission and Laboratory Results to Inpatient Discharge Data.
Laboratory Data Toolkit: Background

The materials included here provide background information on the three Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Partner Pilot Projects and one Planning Project, as well as information on the value of adding laboratory data to administrative databases.

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Pilot and Planning Projects: AHRQ-funded pilot and planning project descriptions with access to materials.

Health Information Technology (HIT) Resources: Health Information Technology (HIT) materials from the AHRQ National Resource Center and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC).


  • Adding Clinical Data Project Overview Presentation (PDF file, 3.7 MB; HTML), presentation by R. Andrews and A. Elixhauser

  • AHRQ Pilot Project: Adding Clinical Data Elements to Administrative Data (PDF file, 3.6 MB; HTML), presentation by C. Sullivan and B. Diefenbach

  • Creating a Hybrid Database by Adding a POA Modifier and Numerical Laboratory Results to Administrative Claims Data (PDF file, 1 MB; HTML), presentation by M. Pine


Laboratory Data Toolkit | Laboratory Data Toolkit - Background | Pilot & Planning Projects | Projects in Progress
Initiation Tools | Planning Tools | Communication Tools | Training Tools | Data Standards, Collection, and Transmission Tools | Feedback and Reporting Tools

Internet Citation: Enhancing the Clinical Content of Administrative Data - Laboratory Data Background Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). August 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.
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