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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.
 
DSTYPE - Data source type
 
Documentation Sections:
General Notes
Uniform Values
State Specific Notes
General Notes
 

DSTYPE is a categorical data element that identifies whether the discharge comes from a state data organization, a hospital association, or a private data organization (e.g., consortia). This data element was discontinued in 1998.

 
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Uniform Values
VariableDescriptionValueValue Description
DSTYPEData source type1State data organization
2Hospital association
3Consortia
4Other
 
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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/dstype/nisnote.jsp.
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