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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.
 
MDC10 - MDC, Version 10
 
Documentation Sections:
General Notes
Uniform Values
State Specific Notes
General Notes
 

The Major Diagnostic Category, Version 10 (MDC10) is assigned by the HCFA DRG Grouper algorithm during HCUP processing. Refer to the notes for the data element DRG10 for complete details. MDC10 is available on the HCUP databases from 1988 to 1999.

Labels

Labels for the MDCs are provided as an ASCII file in HCUP Tools: Labels and Formats.

 
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Uniform Values
VariableDescriptionValueValue Description
MDC10MDC, Version 10nnMDC value
 
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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/mdc10/kidnote.jsp.
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