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Central Distributor SID: Description of Data Elements

ASCHED - Scheduled versus unscheduled admission
Documentation Sections:
General Notes
Uniform Values
State Specific Notes
General Notes

The indicator of a scheduled admission (ASCHED) is reported by the data source and recoded into the HCUP uniform values.

Uniform Values
VariableDescriptionValueValue Description
ASCHEDScheduled versus unscheduled admission0Unscheduled admission
1Scheduled admission
State Specific Notes


No longer supplied beginning in 2017.

Beginning in 1997, ASCHED is available. California defines a "Scheduled Admit" as scheduled at least 24 hours before admission. The source category "Infant, less than 24 hours old" is included in the uniform category "Unscheduled Admit" (ASCHED = 0).

New York

According to the New York documentation, ASCHED will no longer be available by SPARCS starting 9/30/2007. This data element is filled with blanks so this data element will not be available on the HCUP files starting in 2008.

New York defined a "Scheduled" admission as one which was arranged through the hospital at least 24 hours before the admission.


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.
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