Request Data

 2016 Nonpublic Data are now available

PUFs will not be produced for 2015 and beyond.
Please see “Requesting OSHPD Patient Data Files” below for instructions.


Inpatient discharge or outpatient encounter visit records are reported on a scheduled basis for each time a patient is treated in a licensed general acute care hospital, emergency department, or ambulatory care surgery center in California. Facilities' data are reported via OSHPD's Medical Information Reporting for California System (MIRCal). This data includes patient demographic information, such as age, sex, county of residence and race/ethnicity; and clinical and administrative information, such as diagnosis, disposition, total charges and length of stay.

Are you unsure which data file to use for your research? To understand data set differences, see:

Data Documentation

Descriptive documentation, including a catalog of the data elements in each data set, is available on the Data Documentation page.

Requesting OSHPD Patient Data Files

The pages below have resources for submitting a request for OSHPD data. OSHPD maintains three privacy levels of data files that can be used for research, based on data requester eligibility. Select the links below for information on the eligibility and process for requesting data:

Data Request Materials

Are you looking for a specific request form? See the Request Forms Page

This page was last updated on Wednesday, March 28, 2018.

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Data Years Available
PUF 2010-2014 2010-2014
AB 2876 1983-2016 2005-2016
IPA 1983-2016 2005-2016
Custom 1983-2016 2005-2016