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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.
 
S_DISC_U - Number of discharges in the sample for the stratum
 
Documentation Sections:
General Notes
Uniform Values
State Specific Notes
General Notes
 

The definition of S_DISC_U differs by HCUP database:

  • For the NIS prior to 2012, S_DISC_U contains the total number of inpatient discharges in sampled hospitals for the stratum.
  • For the NIS beginning in 2012, S_DISC_U contains the total number of inpatient discharges for the stratum.
  • For the NRD, S_DISC_U contains the total number of inpatient discharges for the stratum.
  • For the NEDS, S_DISC_U contains the total number of ED visits in sampled hospital-based emergency departments for the stratum.
 
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Uniform Values
VariableDescriptionValueValue Description
S_DISC_UNumber of discharges in the sample for the stratum6(n)Number of discharges in the sample for the stratum
 
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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/s_disc_u/kidnote.jsp.
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