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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.
 
HOSP_LPNFTEAPD - LPN FTEs per 1000 adjusted inpatient days
 
Documentation Sections:
General Notes
Uniform Values
State Specific Notes
General Notes
 

HOSP_LPNFTEAPD includes the number of licensed practical nurse full-time equivalents (LPN FTEs) per 1000 adjusted inpatient days. Inpatient days are adjusted by the ratio of outpatient to inpatient revenues because the RN FTEs reported to the AHA include both inpatient and outpatient services. Values are rounded to the nearest tenth and range from 0-3.9.

 
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Uniform Values
VariableDescriptionValueValue Description
HOSP_LPNFTEAPDLPN FTEs per 1000 adjusted inpatient daysn.nLPN FTEs per 1000 adjusted inpatient days
 
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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/hosp_lpnfteapd/nisnote.jsp.
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