We exclude twenty hospitals (11.2 percent) consisting of (a) six hospitals in LEMSAs that had fewer than three hospitals with diversions, because such a small number would not allow us to measure responsive diversion behavior; (b) two hospitals in diversion logs that could not be matched to OSHPD
data; (c) five hospitals that participated in a project to reduce diversion hours, (24) which may confound results; (d) six public hospitals that had fewer than 15 diversions in 2007; and (e) one public hospital that did not have any neighboring private hospitals.
Cal-Mortgage is a division of the State of California OSHPD
. Cal-Mortgage's mission is to improve access to capital for qualifying health care facilities without cost to taxpayers.
Source: Own calculations using data from the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD
Health Workforce Pilot Project #172 Report and Evaluation May 12, 2013.
(21) The OSHPD
data for payments and costs combines inpatient and outpatient care, but inpatient visits are typically much more expensive.
All non-Federal hospitals are required to report financial, utilization, and staffing data to OSHPD
. We limited our analysis to short-term general acute care hospitals, excluding children's, psychiatric, specialty, and long-term care hospitals.
The authors investigated readmission windows and exclusions, and used OSHPD
data to determine window-specific readmission rates and relevance to the initial admission (e.g., ensuring whether a diagnosis of mediastinitis was associated with a previous episode of cardiac surgery or if it was community acquired).
Walker pointed out that IAI is often underdiagnosed and poorly documented in medical records, leading to under-reporting to OSHPD
. In addition, subtle subclinical states cannot be assessed from administrative data.
oversight of California hospitals stems from the 1971 Sylmar earthquake, which caused several hospitals to collapse, and hampered the hospitals ability to provide emergency care to the injured.
Data related to hospital characteristics were acquired from the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD
) and data for some of the area-related control variables were collected from the Area Resource File (ARF) from the U.S.
So imagine if Texa and California decided to harmonize their state reporting systems, including CMBHS, CARE, R & DM, CSI, CalOMS, TCOOMMI, BHIPS, HCS, OSHPD
, and TKIDS.
California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD
), Healthcare Quality & Analysis Division: Inpatient Hospital Discharges Frequencies by County (A-K).