DISP - Disposition of patient
Documentation Sections:
General Notes
Uniform Values
State Specific Notes
General Notes

DISP indicates the disposition of the patient at discharge (routine, transfer to another hospital, died, etc.). Patients that died outside of the hospital are coded as died (DISP =20).

The distinction between discharged to a skilled nursing facility (DISP = 3) and intermediate care facility (DISP = 4) may be defined differently for different data sources.

Uniform Values
VariableDescriptionValueValue Description
DISPDisposition of patient1Routine
2Short-term hospital
3Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF)
4Intermediate Care Facility (ICF)
5Another type of facility
6Home Health Care (HHC)
7Against medical advice (AMA)
.BUnavailable from source (coded 1988-1997 data only)
State Specific Notes

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/disp/kidnote.jsp.
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