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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.
 
HOSPST - Hospital State postal code
 
Documentation Sections:
General Notes
Uniform Values
State Specific Notes
General Notes
 

HOSPST indicates the hospital's two-character state postal code (e.g., "CA" for California).

 
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Uniform Values
 
VariableDescriptionValueValue Description
HOSPSTHospital State postal codeaaHospital State postal code
 
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State Specific Notes

None

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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=hospst.
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