|General SEDD Notes|
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) reports emergency department (ED) records in a separate file from ambulatory surgery (AS) records. NCDHHS uses Bill Type to distinguish between patients treated in an ED and patients with an ambulatory surgery or other outpatient service.
Selection of Records for Inclusion in the SEDD
All records identified by NCDHHS as ED (i.e., included in the separate ED data file provided to HCUP) are included in the SEDD (HCUP data element STATE_ED=1 based on Bill Type).
Types of Facilities Included in the Files Provided to HCUP by the Partner
NCDHHS collects ED data from all licensed hospital-owned EDs in the State.
Exclusion of Records During HCUP Data Processing
HCUP removes records from the source supplied ED data file with Bill Type values of 111 and 117, indicating inpatient service. These records reflect patients initially seen in the ED and then subsequently admitted to the same hospital. These records are included in the SID.
|Internet Citation: HCUP Central Distributor SEDD North Carolina File Composition. Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). August 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/db/state/sedddist/sedddist_filecompnc.jsp.|
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