This information is reported to the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (OAHHS). Instructions on Ordering Inpatient Hospital Discharge Data
Hospital inpatient discharge data is available to purchase for research purposes from the Office for Health Policy and Research.
The dataset includes patient demographics, admission and discharge information, characteristics of the treatment provided and nature of each discharge from Oregon hospitals. In some cases data from two Washington hospitals is part of the public use data file. The Hospital Discharge Layout 2011
presents the variables included in the current public data set.
Annual data files are available in comma-delimited format, accompanied by documentation, file layout, and lookup tables, for calendar years 1994 through the most recent year available – currently 2011. The cost is $250 per year of data requested
Most requests are for one or more calendar years for all discharge records, but custom requests - e.g., specific hospitals or county of residence - can also be arranged as long as they involve simple criteria based on one or more of the publicly-available fields. Custom requests may require additional fees. The number of discharge varies by year, generally 350,000 to 400,000 records. Prospective purchasers are required to complete the following
Submit a Research Data Request
Complete the Research Data Request and submit to OHA as instructed on the form. In order to submit your data with this form, download the Research Data Request D-1 form to your desktop. DO NOT COMPLETE THIS FORM WHILE YOU ARE ON THE WEB. YOUR DATA WILL NOT BE SAVED!
After the request has been approved and full payment has been received, the data order will be sent out. Address checks to Office for Oregon Health Policy & Research.
Mailing Address for Hospital Discharge Data Requests:
Send forms & payment to:
Attn: Data Fulfillment Officer
Office of Health Analytics
Oregon Health Authority
1225 Ferry St., Suite C
Salem, OR 97301
Fax: (503) 378-5511
A CD(s) will be mailed once OHPR approves the request, receives full payment and the signed Data Use Agreement.
Please send e-mail data requests to to: firstname.lastname@example.org
*The data order will not be mailed out until payment is received.
If you have further questions, please contact email@example.com or call (503) 373-1598.