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Central Distributor SEDD: Description of Data Elements

MDBOARD2 - Physician 2 licensing board (as received from source)
Documentation Sections:
General Notes
Uniform Values
State Specific Notes
General Notes

Information on the licensing board for Physician 2 (MDBOARD2) is retained as provided by the data source. No edit checks are performed on this data element during HCUP processing.

Beginning in 2001, this data element is associated with the synthetic physician identifier stored in MDNUM2_S.

Uniform Values
VariableDescriptionValueValue Description
MDBOARD2Physician 2 licensing board (as received from source)n(a)State specific coding - See the "State Specific Notes" section for details
State Specific Notes


In Arizona, the licensing board for the attending physician (MDBOARD2) is coded as follows. Any other codes are undefined.

Source Value Description
1 Medical Board (MD)
2 Dental Examiners (DDS)
3 Podiatry Examiners (DPM)
4 Osteopathic Examiners (DO)
5 Board of Nursing (AP, RN, NP)
6 Naturopathic Examiners (ND or NMD)
7 Medical Board - Physician Assistant (PA)
9 Other


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.
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