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KID Description of Data Elements
The KID is set of longitudinal hospital inpatient databases included in the HCUP family. These databases are created by AHRQ through a Federal-State-Industry partnership.
 
HOSPNUM - KID hospital number
 
Documentation Sections:
General Notes
Uniform Values
State Specific Notes
General Notes
 

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

 
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Uniform Values
VariableDescriptionValueValue Description
HOSPNUMKID hospital number5.nKID hospital number
 
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State Specific Notes
None
 
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Internet Citation: HCUP KID 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/hospnum/kidnote.jsp.
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