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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_RNPCT - Percentage of RNs among all nurses (RNs and LPNs)
 
Documentation Sections:
General Notes
Uniform Values
State Specific Notes
General Notes
 

The data element HOSP_RNPCT is the percentage of registered nurses among all licensed nurses (registered nurses and licensed practical nurses). Values are rounded to the nearest integer and range from 20-100.

 
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Uniform Values
VariableDescriptionValueValue Description
HOSP_RNPCTPercentage of RNs among all nurses (RNs and LPNs)nnnPercentage of registered nurses among all licensed nurses
 
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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_rnpct/nisnote.jsp.
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