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Central Distributor SID: Description of Data Elements
This section describes how HCUP data elements are coded, restrictions on their use, their uniform values, and State-specific coding practices.
 
ANESTH - Method of anesthesia
 
Documentation Sections:
General Notes
Uniform Values
State Specific Notes
General Notes
 

Method of Anesthesia (ANESTH) is reported by the data source and recoded into HCUP uniform values.

 
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Uniform Values
 
VariableDescriptionValueValue Description
ANESTHMethod of anesthesia0No anesthesia
10Local anesthesia
20General anesthesia
30Regional anesthesia
40Other anesthesia
.Missing
.AInvalid
 
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State Specific Notes

New York

New York reports the type of anesthesia administered on the patient during the stay. If during the stay, anesthesia is administered more than once, the level of anesthesia is reported in the following hierarchical order: General, Regional, Other, and Local.


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