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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.
 
RECNUM - HCUP record number
 
Documentation Sections:
General Notes
Uniform Values
State Specific Notes
General Notes
 

RECNUM contains a unique HCUP record number that is specific to the Kids' Inpatient Database (KID). RECNUM can be used to link the KID Core and Severity Measures file.

KEY is included as the unique record number for the 2000 KID. RECNUM is the unique record number for the 1997 KID, 2003 KID, and subsequent years.

 
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Uniform Values
VariableDescriptionValueValue Description
RECNUMHCUP record number8(n)Unique record 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/recnum/kidnote.jsp.
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