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Brazil Communication of Hospital Admission 2010


General Info
Original or alternative title 
CIH - A Comunicação de Internação Hospitalar
Brazil (BRA)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2010 - 12/2010
Series or system 
Brazil Hospital and Ambulatory Information Reporting (CIHA)
Data type
Administrative data:
  • Discharge
  • Inpatient

The Communication of Hospital Admission (CIH) database contains records of inpatient care provided to private health insurance beneficiaries. The CIH database complements the Hospital Information System (SIH) database, which covers care financed by the Unified Health System (SUS), the public health system in Brazil. CIH, originally established in 1999, was revised and renamed in May 2011, to include the possibility of registration of primary care visits not captured by the SIA system. It is now known as the Hospital and Ambulatory Information Reporting (CIHA) system.