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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_NIS - NIS hospital number
 
Documentation Sections:
General Notes
Uniform Values
State Specific Notes
General Notes
 

A unique HCUP hospital number exclusive to the NIS; links to the Hospital Weights file. HOSP_NIS cannot link to previous years or other databases.

Beginning with the 2012 NIS, hospital names and identifiers are no longer available, and the HCUP hospital identification number (HOSPID) is replaced by the NIS hospital number (HOSP_NIS).

 
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Uniform Values
VariableDescriptionValueValue Description
HOSP_NISNIS hospital number5.nNIS hospital number
 
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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_nis/nisnote.jsp.
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