DQTR_X - Discharge quarter, as received from data source
 
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General Notes
Uniform Values
State Specific Notes
General Notes
 

Discharge quarter, as received from data source (DQTR_X) is derived from either the month of the discharge date or the supplied discharge quarter. If both of those fields are invalid or missing, DQTR is set to zero.

 
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Uniform Values
VariableDescriptionValueValue Description
DQTR_XDischarge quarter, as received from data source 1First quarter (Jan - Mar)
2Second quarter (Apr - Jun)
3Third quarter (Jul - Sep)
4Fourth quarter (Oct - Dec)
0Missing or invalid
 
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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/dqtr_x/kidnote.jsp.
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