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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.
 
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.

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

California

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.


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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=asched.
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