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|Data Element Name: Patient State||File Location: Master, De-Identified|
|SPARCS Data Element Number: 35|
|Record Positions: 203 - 204||Format-Length: A/N - 2|
|Effective Date: 1/1/1994||Revision Date:|
|Deniable Data Element: No|
The two-letter capitalized abbreviation for the state where the patient's principal residence is located on the day of admission (including US Territories, Commonwealths, and Canadian Provinces).Codes and Values:
- Must have been valid in accordance with the State Edit Validation Table in
- For homeless patients, "99" was coded.
- Must have been a valid entry.