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Central Distributor SID: Description of Data Elements

RACE_EDIT - Race edit checks
Documentation Sections:
General Notes
Uniform Values
State Specific Notes
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.

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
State Specific Notes



Internet Citation: HCUP Central Distributor SID Description of Data Elements - All States. Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). May 2024. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.
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