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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.
 
YEAR - Calendar year
 
Documentation Sections:
General Notes
Uniform Values
State Specific Notes
General Notes
 

The discharge year (YEAR) is always coded. In the 1988-1997 HCUP databases, YEAR is two-digits (e.g., if the discharge year is 1990, then YEAR = 90). Beginning in the 1998 HCUP databases, YEAR is four-digits (e.g., 1998).

 
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Uniform Values
 
VariableDescriptionValueValue Description
YEARCalendar yearyy2-digit calendar year in 1988-1997 data
yyyy4-digit calendar year beginning with 1998 data
 
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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=year.
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