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NIS Description of Data Elements
The NIS is set of longitudinal hospital inpatient databases included in the HCUP family. These databases are created by AHRQ through a Federal-State-Industry partnership.
 
DISCWT_S - Weight to discharges in state
 
Documentation Sections:
General Notes
Uniform Values
State Specific Notes
General Notes
 

DISCWT_S contains the weight to the discharges in the same state. To produce state estimates when analyzing discharges from only one state, use DISCWT_S. This weights the sampled discharges to the total population of discharges from all community hospitals in the state. Beginning in the 1998 NIS, this data element is not included in the data set.

For detailed information about the development and use of discharge and hospital weights, see the year-specific report on the Design of the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample.

 
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Uniform Values
VariableDescriptionValueValue Description
DISCWT_SWeight to discharges in statenn.nnnnWeight to discharges in state
 
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State Specific Notes
None
 
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Internet Citation: HCUP NIS Description of Data Elements. Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). September 2008. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/db/vars/discwt_s/nisnote.jsp.
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