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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.
 
NECODE - Number of ICD-9-CM External of Cause of Injury Codes on this Record
 
Documentation Sections:
General Notes
Uniform Values
State Specific Notes
General Notes
 

NECODE indicates the total number of external cause of injury codes "E codes" (valid and invalid) that are included in the E code array (ECODEn)

In the HCUP State Databases, all E codes are retained on the record. In the NIS, only the first four E codes are retained on the record. Prior to the 2012 NIS, NECODE retained the number of E Codes on the corresponding SID record. Starting with the 2012 NIS, NECODE is set to a maximum of four.

For data beginning in the fourth quarter of 2015, the count of ICD-10-CM external cause of morbidity codes is stored in the data element I10_NECause.

 
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Uniform Values
 
VariableDescriptionValueValue Description
NECODENumber of ICD-9-CM External of Cause of Injury Codes on this RecordnnNumber of E codes
 
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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=necode.
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