Montana Hospital Discharge
Data System

The Hospital Discharge Data System provides access to inpatient hospitalization data provided by the Montana Hospital Association, based on the Uniform Billing 2004 form UB-04. The Montana Hospital Discharge Data System provides support to employees of Montana DPHHS, and summary statistics and analysis to the general public.

Data Release Policy

Raw data access is only available to internal DPHHS staff, after a data use agreement application has been completed, reviewed, and approved. However, all interested persons may request summary analysis from the Hospital Discharge Data System Epidemiologist. Data released to external parties, or for publication purposes, must comply with OESS Guidelines for the Release of Public Health Data Derived from Personal Health Information. Hospital confidentiality is protected in all data releases; DPHHS cannot release hospital specific data (or data that pertains to a specific hospital) without permission from that hospital.

For further information, please contact Jennifer Rico , Hospital Discharge Data System.

Surveillance Reports