<< Previous Data Element Inpatient Output Table of Contents Next Data Element >>

Data Element Name:  New York State Patient Status or Disposition File Location:   Master, De-Identified, De-Identified Abbreviated
SPARCS Data Element Number:  22
Record Positions:  113 - 114 Format-Length:  A/N - 2
Effective Date:  1/1/1994 Revision Date:  January 1997
Deniable Data Element:  No

Definition:

The code which best identifies the patient's destination or status upon discharge.

Codes and Values:
  1. Must have been a valid code in accordance with Patient Status or Disposition Codes in Appendix C.

  2. Must have been right justified and zero filled.
Edit Applications:
  1. Must have been a valid entry.

  2. If "10" was reported, Computed Age must have equaled "000" [calculated from the Patient Birth Date (Data Element 11) at the time of admission].

  3. If the Neonate Birth Weight (Data Element 21) was reported as less than 1500 grams, and the New York State Patient Status was reported as code "01" home, then the Length of Stay must have been greater than 10 days.

Conversion Notes:

Master File - The patient discharge disposition is a direct conversion from the DDA patient disposition, except for two cases where the discharge status of the matching UBF is more explicit than the corresponding DDA disposition code. See section in Appendix C which shows the mapping of disposition codes from the DDA/UBF to UDS.

Incomplete File (1982-1993) - See section in Appendix C which shows the mapping of disposition codes from the DDA/UBF to UDS.