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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.
 
HOSPWT_U - Weight to hospitals in the universe
 
Documentation Sections:
General Notes
Uniform Values
State Specific Notes
General Notes
 

HOSPWT_U contains the weight to the hospitals in the universe. For detailed information about the development and use of discharge and hospital weights, see the year-specific report on the Design of the HCUP Nationwide Inpatient Sample.

 
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Uniform Values
VariableDescriptionValueValue Description
HOSPWT_UWeight to hospitals in the universenn.nnnnWeight to hospitals in the universe
 
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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/hospwt_u/nisnote.jsp.
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