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General Notes
 

HCUP flags the four situations as potential signals that the coding of race/ethnicity at a hospital is limited. The categories are assigned hierarchically from 1 to 4 and are mutually exclusive.

 
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Uniform Values
 
VariableDescriptionValueValue Description
RACE_EDITRace edit checks0Hospital passed race/ethnicity edit check
1Total records for the hospital are greater than 2,500 in a year and all patients have race/ethnicity coded as White
2More than 30 percent of records in the hospital have race/ethnicity coded as Other
3More than 50 percent of records in the hospital have race/ethnicity coded as missing or as an invalid response
4No records in a hospital have race/ethnicity coded as Black, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, or Alaska Native/ American Indian
.Missing
 
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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=race_edit.
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