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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.
 
READMIT - Readmission
 
Documentation Sections:
General Notes
Uniform Values
State Specific Notes
General Notes
 

Information on readmissions (READMIT) is retained as provided by the data source. The original values have not been recoded into uniform HCUP values and are source-specific.

 
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Uniform Values
 
VariableDescriptionValueValue Description
READMITReadmission0Not a readmission
1Readmission
.Missing
.AInvalid
 
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State Specific Notes

Maryland

A readmission (READMIT = 1) indicates that the patient was admitted within 31 days of this admission.



New Jersey

A readmission (READMIT = 1) is defined as admission to the same facility from which the patient was discharged within the previous seven days.



Vermont
Value Description Value Description
0 No 0  
1 Yes 1  
blank   . Missing
other   .A Invalid

A readmission (READMIT = 1) is defined as admission to the same facility from which the patient was discharged within the previous thirty days.


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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=readmit.
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