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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.
 
NACHTYPE - NACHRI hospital type
 
Documentation Sections:
General Notes
Uniform Values
State Specific Notes
General Notes
 

NACHTYPE is assigned based on information provided by National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI). There are some hospitals that were not included in the information from NACHRI that are identified by the AHA Annual Survey of Hospitals as childrenā€™s hospitals. These hospitals will have NACHTYPE = 0 (indicating no information from NACHRI) but KID_STRATUM = 9999 (indicating a children's hospital).

There were five instances in which the NACHRI hospital type disagreed with the AHA Annual Survey of Hospitals. In these cases, we examined the data and consulted with AHRQ to determine whether or not to set KID_STRATUM to 9999. However, we did not change the NACHTYPE value.

 
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Uniform Values
VariableDescriptionValueValue Description
NACHTYPENACHRI hospital type0Not identified as a Children's Hospital by NACHRI
1Children's General Hospital
2Children's Specialty Hospital
3Children's unit in a general hospital
 
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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/nachtype/kidnote.jsp.
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