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Corrections to the Nationwide Inpatient Sample 1994-1997

Please refer to the information below for corrections to the NIS data set. In some cases, there is a downloadable document that either provides more information or provides a program to correct the problem.

Correction to SPSS Label Program

Included on the Documentation CD for the 1988-1997 NIS is a program (VLABEL) to label the data elements. This program contains errors and should not be used. Value labels in SPSS can be entered into the data interactively via the data editor or entered and contained in pivot tables.
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Internet Citation: HCUP NIS Database Documentation - Corrections. Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). May 2015. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.
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