This dataset summarizes the number of live births in 2016 or 2017 and indicates how many of those neonates or newborns on Medical Assistance (MA) were diagnosed in their first 90 days of life with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) (withdrawal symptoms or otherwise affected from maternal use of drugs of addiction).
This dataset summarizes the rate of neonatal hospital stays in which there is a diagnosis of withdrawal symptoms from maternal use of drugs of addiction or diagnosis of maternal substance exposure in the first 28 days of life, relative to the total number of birth hospitalizations.
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.