Breakthrough

Last week we made one awesome breakthrough with the Florida inpatient data. Unfortunately, the data collectors in Florida changed how they recorded doctor ID’s in 2006, which means that we can’t can’t follow a doctor’s behavior throughout the whole time period even though they have worked for the whole period. We broke the Florida data collector’s code, and I’ve been busy this past week running checks to make sure it actually works. I ran a test on the coded vs original doctor ID to see if they are working in the same hospital and preforming the same procedure. So far it looks good!