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Central Distributor SEDD: Description of Data Elements

 
ATYPE - Admission type
 
Documentation Sections:
General Notes
Uniform Values
State Specific Notes
General Notes
 

ATYPE indicates the type of admission (emergency, urgent, elective, etc.). Newborn admission types are separated only if that information is available from the data source. No edit check comparing the admission type to diagnosis or procedure codes is performed.

Because it is infrequently available from data sources, the admission type of delivery (ATYPE=5) is discontinued beginning in the 1998 data. If available, deliveries are recoded under urgent (ATYPE=2).

 
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Uniform Values
 
VariableDescriptionValueValue Description
ATYPEAdmission type1Emergency
2Urgent
3Elective
4Newborn
5Delivery (coded in 1988-1997 data only)
5Trauma Center (beginning in 2003)
6Other
.Missing
.AInvalid
.BUnavailable from source (coded in 1988-1997 data only)
 
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State Specific Notes

Alaska
Alaska
IATYPE ATYPE
Value Description Value Description
1 Emergency 1 Emergency
2 Urgent 2 Urgent
3 Elective 3 Elective
4 Newborn 4 Newborn
5 Trauma Center 5 Trauma Center
- - 6 Other
9 Unknown . Missing
(blank)
Other .A Invalid


Colorado

Beginning in 2003, Colorado reports an admission type of "Trauma Center".

In 1995, Colorado began collecting admission type, but it was optional for hospitals to report this data to the hospital association.

Colorado does not separately classify deliveries. The source documentation supplied by Colorado does not indicate which source categories were used for deliveries. Beginning with 1998 data, the HCUP variable for admission type does not include a value for deliveries (ATYPE = 5).

Colorado
Valid beginning in 2017
IATYPE ATYPE
Value Description Value Description
Emergency Emergency 1 Emergency
Urgent Urgent 2 Urgent
Elective Elective 3 Elective
Newborn Newborn 4 Newborn
Trauma Trauma Center 5 Trauma Center
-- -- 6 Other
Unknown Missing . Missing
blank Missing . Missing
other Any undocumented values .A Invalid


Hawaii

Hawaii does not separately classify deliveries nor do they have a separate category for "Other." The source documentation available for Hawaii does not describe which admission type(s) were used for these categories.



Kansas

Kansas does not separately classify deliveries. The source documentation available for Kansas does not indicate which code was used for deliveries.



Maryland
IATYPE ATYPE
Value Description Value Description
01 Emergency 1 Emergency
-- -- 2 Urgent
02 Elective 3 Elective
03 Delivery 4 Newborn
-- -- 5 Trauma Center
04 Other 6 Other
00, 09, 99 Not available/Unknown . Missing
Blank
Other .A Invalid


Maryland

Beginning in 2007, Maryland included the records from all other outpatients, Greenbaum cancer center, and UMMS shock trauma in the unified AS and ED outpatient data file. The inclusion of these new records resulted in increasing the frequencies of records categorized in ASOURCE = 1, Emergency department, and ASOURCE = 5, Routine including births and other sources.



Minnesota

Minnesota does not separately classify deliveries. The source documentation supplied by Minnesota does not indicate which source categories were used for deliveries.



Nebraska

The source value for Trauma Center (value 5) was recoded to Other (ATYPE=6) in 2002. Beginning in 2003, this source value was recoded to Trauma Center (ATYPE=5) for inpatient and outpatient data.

Nebraska does not separately classify deliveries. The source documentation supplied by Nebraska does not indicate which source categories were used for deliveries.



North Carolina

North Carolina does not separately classify deliveries. The source documentation supplied by North Carolina does not indicate which source categories were used for deliveries.



IATYPE ATYPE
Value Description Value Description
1 Emergency 1 Emergency
2 Urgent 2 Urgent
3 Elective 3 Elective
4 Newborn 4 Newborn
5 Trauma Center 5 Trauma Center
- Other 6 Other
9 Not available . Missing
(blank), Unknown, Missing blank, missing
99 Missing (starting in 2020)
98 Invalid (starting in 2020)
Other .A Invalid


Oregon

Oregon does not separately classify deliveries. No documentation was available about which admission type(s) were used for deliveries.

Beginning with 2003, the Oregon codes an admission type of trauma center.



Oregon
IATYPE ATYPE
Value Description Value Description
1 Emergency 1 Emergency
2 Urgent 2 Urgent
3 Elective 3 Elective
4 Newborn 4 Newborn
5 Trauma Center 5 Trauma Center
Other 6 Other
Home Health
9 Not available . Missing
blank
other .A Invalid


South Carolina

South Carolina does not separately classify deliveries. No documentation was available describing which admission type(s) were used for deliveries.



Utah

Utah does not separately classify deliveries nor do they have a separate category for "Other". The source documentation available for Utah does not describe which admission type(s) were used for these categories.



Wisconsin

Wisconsin does not separately classify deliveries. No documentation was available describing which admission type(s) were used for deliveries.


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Internet Citation: HCUP Central Distributor SEDD Description of Data Elements - All States. Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). September 2008. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/db/vars/sedddistnote.jsp?var=atype.
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