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NASS Description of Data Elements
The Nationwide Ambulatory Surgery Sample (NASS) is a set of ambulatory surgery databases included in the HCUP family. These databases are created by AHRQ through a Federal-State-Industry partnership.
HOSP_BEDSIZE_CAT - Hospital bedsize category
Documentation Sections:
General Notes
Uniform Values
General Notes

HOSP_BEDSIZE_CAT indicates the bedsize category of the hospital. Bedsize represents the number of short-term acute care beds set up and staffed in a hospital. Hospital information was obtained from the AHA Annual Survey of Hospitals.

Uniform Values
VariableDescriptionValueValue Description
HOSP_BEDSIZE_CATHospital bedsize category1Small (< 100 beds)
2Medium (100-299 beds)
3Large (300+ beds)

Internet Citation: HCUP NASS Description of Data Elements. Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). August 2019. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.
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