User Support

Do Your own analysis
Explore Expert Research & Limited Datasets

NEDS Description of Data Elements

DISP_ED - Disposition from ED
Documentation Sections:
General Notes
Uniform Values
State Specific Notes
General Notes

DISP_ED indicates the disposition of the patient at discharge from the emergency department. In contrast, DISP_IP indicates the disposition of the patient when discharged from the inpatient stay that resulted from an emergency department visit.

Uniform Values
VariableDescriptionValueValue Description
DISP_EDDisposition from ED1Routine
2Transfer to short-term hospital
5Transfer other: includes Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF), Intermediate Care Facility (ICF), and another type of facility
6Home Health Care (HHC)
7Against medical advice (AMA)
9Admitted as an inpatient to this hospital
20Died in ED
21Discharged/transferred to court/law enforcement (only used in 2010 data; in all others years this category is included under routine discharges)
98Not admitted to this hospital, destination unknown
99Not admitted to this hospital, discharged alive, destination unknown
State Specific Notes

Internet Citation: HCUP NEDS Description of Data Elements. Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). May 2015. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.
Are you having problems viewing or printing pages on this website?
If you have comments, suggestions, and/or questions, please contact
Privacy Notice, Viewers & Players
Last modified 5/8/15