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Central Distributor SID: Description of Data Elements

 
HospitalUnit - Indicator that patient was discharged from a special unit within an acute care hospital (reported by source)
 
Documentation Sections:
General Notes
Uniform Values
State Specific Notes
General Notes
 

HospitalUnit (HospitalUnit) is retained as reported by data source with two exceptions. Any source-specific value for "unknown" is recoded to missing (.), and invalid characters such as negative values are set to invalid (.A).

 
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Uniform Values
 
VariableDescriptionValueValue Description
HospitalUnitIndicator that patient was discharged from a special unit within an acute care hospital (reported by source) n(n)State specific coding - See the "State Specific Notes" section for details
 
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State Specific Notes

Alaska
Value Description Value Description
1 Acute Care Unit 1 Acute Care Unit
2 Psychiatric Unit 2 Psychiatric Unit
3 Rehabilitation Unit 3 Rehabilitation Unit
4 SNF/ICF/LTC Unit, Sub-Acute, Swing Bed 4 SNF/ICF/LTC Unit, Sub-Acute, Swing Bed
5 Alcohol Rehabilitation Unit 5 Alcohol Rehabilitation Unit
6 Drug Rehabilitation Unit 6 Drug Rehabilitation Unit
7 Other Inpatient 7 Other Inpatient
9 Unknown . Missing
Blank Missing
All other values Invalid .A Invalid


California

For HCUP data from 1999 to 2005, this data element is called LEVELCARE. Beginning in 2006, this data element is called HOSPITALUNIT.:

Prior to 1998, the information on the level of care was contained in the first digit of the California hospital identifier (DSHOSPID).

The values of HOSPITALUNIT are defined as follows:

Value Description
0= Type of unit unknown
1= General acute care
2= Not a valid code
3= Skilled nursing and intermediate care (long term care)
4= Psychiatric care
5= Alcohol/chemical dependency recovery treatment
6= Acute physical medicine rehabilitation care.

California hospitals were required to assign type of care codes to individual records for certain discharges.

These discharges included:

  • general acute care (value = 1),
  • skilled nursing and intermediate care (value = 3), and
  • rehabilitation care (value = 6).

For discharges from facilities licensed as psychiatric care (value = 4) or alcohol/chemical dependency recovery treatment (value = 5), California assigns the type of care code to all discharges from the facility.



Florida
Value Major Service Value Description
1 Inpatient/Long Term Care/Short and Long Term Psychiatric 1 Inpatient/Long Term Care/Short and Long Term Psychiatric
2 Comprehensive Rehabilitation 2 Comprehensive Rehabilitation
. . Missing
(other) .A Invalid


Indiana

In Indiana, HospitalUnit is coded as:

Value Description
0 Not discharged from a special unit
1 Discharged from a psychiatric unit
2 Discharged from a rehabilitation unit
. Missing
.A Invalid


Iowa
Source Value Source Description
1= Acute medical/surgical unit (non-PPS exempt)
2= Medical rehabilitation unit
3= Alternate Level of care (SNF/Swing Bed Skilled)
4= Behavior Health Unit (Protect Health Information) - Beginning 7/1/16 no longer restricted


Kansas
Value Description
1 Acute medical/surgical unit (non-PPS exempt)
2 Psychiatric unit or facility (needs to have Medicare ID number)
3 Medical rehabilitation unit or facility (needs to have Medicare ID number)
4 Alternate level of care (SNF/ICF/Other LTC/Hospice/Subacute/Swing-Bed)
5 Alcohol rehabilitation unit or facility (needs to have Medicare ID number)
6 Drug rehabilitation unit or facility (needs to have Medicare ID number)
7 ER (Valid until 07/10)
7 Other Inpatient
9 Unknown
Blank Missing


Maryland

In Maryland, HospitalUnit is coded as follows:

Value Description
1 Medicine
2 Surgery
3 Obstetrics
4 Newborn
5 Pediatric
6 Psychiatric
7 Other
8 Rehabilitation
10 Chronic (Effective prior to 07/01/2013 and after 01/01/2016)
09, 99, . Missing
.A Invalid


Mississippi

In Mississippi, HospitalUnit is coded as follows:

Value Major Service Value Major Service
1 Acute Inpatient, Medical Rehabiliation Inpatients, Behavior Health Patients 1 Acute Inpatient, Medical Rehabiliation Inpatients, Behavior Health Patients
3 Skilled Nursing Care or Swing Bed Patients 3 Skilled Nursing Care or Swing Bed Patients
. . Missing
(other) .A Invalid


Missouri

In Missouri, HospitalUnit is coded as follows:

Value Description Value Description
1 Acute Care Unit 1 Acute Care Unit
2 Psychiatric Unit 2 Psychiatric Unit
3 Rehabilitation Unit 3 Rehabilitation Unit
4 SNF/ICF/Other LTC Unit, Hospice, Sub-Acute, Swing Bed 4 SNF/ICF/LTC Unit, Sub-Acute, Swing Bed
5 Alcohol Rehabilitation Unit 5 Alcohol Rehabilitation Unit
6 Drug Rehabilitation Unit 6 Drug Rehabilitation Unit
7 Other Inpatient 7 Other Inpatient
9 Unknown . Missing
Blank Missing
All other values Invalid .A Invalid


Nebraska
Value Description
1 Acute
2 Medical Rehabilitation Unit
3 Skilled Nursing Care/ Skilled Swing Bed
4 Behavioral Health (Psychiatric Care & Chemical Dependency Care)


Oregon

Oregon provides HCUP with an Inpatient Service Code which has been loaded into the HCUP variable HospitalUnit. The source values were retained and are defined as follows:

  1. Acute medical - Bill Type 0111
  2. Medical rehabilitation Inpatients - Bill Type 0151
  3. Skilled Nursing Facility or Swing Bed Patients - Bill Types 0181 or 0211
  4. Behavior Health Patients - Bill Type 0171


South Dakota

South Dakota provides HCUP with a Place of Service code which has been loaded into the HCUP variable HospitalUnit. The source values were retained and are defined as follows. :

Value Major Service Value Description
1 Acute 1 Acute
2 Medical Rehabilitation Unit 2 Medical Rehabilitation Unit
3 Skilled Nursing Care/Skilled Swing Bed 3 Skilled Nursing Care/Skilled Swing Bed
4 Behavioral Health 4 Behavioral Health
. . Missing
(other) .A Invalid


Washington

Prior to 2006, the information on the level of care was contained in the fourth character of the Washington hospital identifier (DSHOSPID). Beginning with 2006 data, this information was recoded into the variable HOSPITALUNIT as follows:

Source Value HCUP Value
Value Description Value Description
P Psychiatric Unit 1 Psychiatric Unit
R Rehabilitation Unit 2 Rehabilitation Unit
S Swing Bed Unit 3 Swing Bed Unit
E Extended Care Unit (discontinued after 2001) 4 Extended Care Unit
Missing No unit specified . Missing
Any undocumented values .A Invalid

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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=hospitalunit.
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