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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.
 
BLOOD - Pints of blood furnished to the patient
 
Documentation Sections:
General Notes
Uniform Values
State Specific Notes
General Notes
 

Pints of blood furnished to the patient (BLOOD) are retained as provided by the data source. Nonnumeric source data are set to invalid (.A). No edit checks are performed on this data element during HCUP processing.

 
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Uniform Values
 
VariableDescriptionValueValue Description
BLOODPints of blood furnished to the patient0-999.99Pints of blood furnished
.Missing
.AInvalid
 
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State Specific Notes

New York

New York reports the total number of pints of whole blood or units of packed red cells furnished to the patient, whether or not replaced.


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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=blood.
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