The HCUP variable for hospital bedsize changed names and definitions across data years:
||Beginning in 1998
||Specific to region, location and teaching status
||Specific to location and teaching status
||Same as H_BEDSZ
The hospital's bedsize category (H_BEDSZ) is nested within location and teaching status (H_LOCTCH).
|Location and Teaching Status
The hospital's location, teaching status, and bedsize were obtained from the AHA Annual Survey of Hospitals. Teaching hospitals have an AMA-approved residency program or have membership in the Council of Teaching Hospitals. Bedsize assesses the number of short-term acute beds in a hospital.