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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.
 
DISP_X - Disposition of patient, as received from source
 
Documentation Sections:
General Notes
Uniform Values
State Specific Notes
General Notes
 

DISP_X retains the disposition of patient as provided by the data source. The original values have not been recoded into uniform HCUP values and are source-specific.

Two HCUP data elements contain uniformly coded information about the disposition of the patient:

  • DISPUniform has general categories for routine, hospital transfers, other transfers, Home Health Care, expired.
  • DISPUB92 has more detailed categories for transfers and Home Health Care and distinguishes patients that died in the hospital from those that died outside of the hospital.
 
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Uniform Values
 
VariableDescriptionValueValue Description
DISP_XDisposition of patient, as received from sourcen(a)State specific coding - See the "State Specific Notes" section for details
 
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State Specific Notes

Information on State specific coding for this data element is available under the "State Specific Notes" section for the data element DISPUB04, DISPUB92 or DISPUniform.

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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=disp_x.
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