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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.
 
INTENSIVECARE - Indicator of type of intensive care received by patient
 
Documentation Sections:
General Notes
Uniform Values
State Specific Notes
General Notes
 

IntensiveCare 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
INTENSIVECAREIndicator of type of intensive care received by patientn(n)State specific coding - See the "State Specific Notes" section for details
 
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State Specific Notes

Nevada

Nevada discontinued the INTENSIVECARE code and stopped providing it in 2011. Nevada provided two intensive care codes from 2008 through 2010. During the HCUP processing, 0 or 99 were assigned to each code.

Value Description
0 No Intensive Care
99 Intensive Care

Prior to 2008, in Nevada, IntensiveCare was coded as:

Value Description
0 No Intensive Care
1 Neonatal ICU
2 Surgical/Medical
3 Pediatric
4 Psychiatric
5 Burn Care
6 Trauma
7 General/Post ICU
8 Heart Transplant
9 General / Mycardial Infarction / Pulmonary Care/Post CCU/Other Coronary Care
. Missing
.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=intensivecare.
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