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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.
 
OBSERVATION - Time for observation services, as received from source
 
Documentation Sections:
General Notes
Uniform Values
State Specific Notes
General Notes
 

Information on the time spent for observation services (OBSERVATION) is retained as provided by the data source. No edit checks are performed on this data element during HCUP processing.

 
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Uniform Values
 
VariableDescriptionValueValue Description
OBSERVATIONTime for observation services, as received from sourcen(a)Source-specific coding of time for observation services
 
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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=observation.
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