This dataset summarizes the number of women (12 to 55 years old) with a delivery and indicates how many of those women were diagnosed with opioid use disorder (OUD) during their pregnancy. Delivery includes live birth or stillbirth. Data collection started in 2016 and will be updated quarterly as data becomes available.
Analyses were completed by the University of Pittsburgh using data from the PA Health Care Cost Containment Council and in cooperation with PA DOH.
PHC4’s database contains statewide hospital discharge data submitted to PHC4 by Pennsylvania hospitals. Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information obtained from the Uniform Claims and Billing Form (UB-82/92/04) data elements. Computer collection edits and validation edits provide opportunity to correct specific errors that may have occurred prior to, during or after submission of data. The ultimate responsibility for data accuracy lies with individual providers.