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HospitalUnit - Indicator that patient was discharged from a special unit within an acute care hospital (reported by source)
 
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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
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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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