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TRAN_OUT - Transfer out indicator
 
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General Notes
 

The data element TRAN_OUT indicates that the patient was transferred out of the hospital and is defined using the discharge status. The value 1 indicates the patient was transferred to a different acute care hospital (DISPUNIFORM=2). The value of 2 indicates the patient was transferred to another type of health facility (DISPUNIFORM=5). TRAN_OUTN is missing if the discharge disposition is missing or invalid.

 
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Uniform Values
 
VariableDescriptionValueValue Description
TRAN_OUTTransfer out indicator0Not a transfer
1Transferred out to a different acute care hospital
2Transferred out to another type of health facility
.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=tran_out.
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