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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.
 
HOSPNAME - Hospital name from AHA Annual Survey
 
Documentation Sections:
General Notes
Uniform Values
State Specific Notes
General Notes
 

HOSPNAME contains the hospital's name obtained from the AHA 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 of Hospitals. For detailed information about this linking process, see the special report on HCUP Hospital Identifiers.

HOSPNAME is missing if the data source that contributed discharge data to the NIS prohibits the release of hospital identifiers.

 
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Uniform Values
VariableDescriptionValueValue Description
HOSPNAMEHospital name from AHA Annual Survey30(a)Hospital's name
BlankMissing
 
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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/hospname/nisnote.jsp.
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