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KID Description of Data Elements
The KID is set of longitudinal hospital inpatient databases included in the HCUP family. These databases are created by AHRQ through a Federal-State-Industry partnership.
 
TOTAL_DISC - Number of hospital discharges in the NIS
 
Documentation Sections:
General Notes
Uniform Values
State Specific Notes
General Notes
 

TOTAL_DISC includes the number of discharges from this hospital in the NIS. Prior to 1998, this data element is named TOTDSCHG in the NIS.

 
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Uniform Values
VariableDescriptionValueValue Description
TOTAL_DISCNumber of hospital discharges in the NIS5(n)Number of hospital discharges in the NIS
 
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State Specific Notes
None
 
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Internet Citation: HCUP KID Description of Data Elements. Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). September 2008. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/db/vars/total_disc/kidnote.jsp.
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