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HOSP_ED - HCUP ED hospital identifier
 
Documentation Sections:
General Notes
Uniform Values
State Specific Notes
General Notes
 

HOSP_ED is a HCUP hospital identifier created specifically for the Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS). Its purpose is to identify ED records that are associated with the same hospital-based ED. HOSP_ED does not link to other HCUP databases or to external databases. In contrast to the HCUP hospital identifier HOSPID, HOSP_ED does not identify the state of the hospital, only the region of the U.S.

For consistency across states, HCUP defines hospital-based EDs in accordance with the American Hospital Association Annual Survey of Hospitals. During HCUP data processing, the data source's identification of the hospital is reconciled with the identification of the hospital in the AHA Annual Survey. For detailed information about this linking process, see the special report on HCUP Hospital Identifiers.

 
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Uniform Values
VariableDescriptionValueValue Description
HOSP_EDHCUP ED hospital identifier5(n)HCUP NEDS hospital identification number
 
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State Specific Notes
None
 
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Internet Citation: HCUP NEDS Description of Data Elements. Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). May 2015. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/db/vars/hosp_ed/nedsnote.jsp.
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