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NEDS Description of Data Elements

DISP_IP - Disposition from inpatient discharge record
Documentation Sections:
General Notes
Uniform Values
State Specific Notes
General Notes

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

Uniform Values
VariableDescriptionValueValue Description
DISP_IPDisposition from inpatient discharge record1Routine
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)
20Died in hospital
99Discharged 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.
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