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Data Element Name:  Admission Hour/Emergency Visit Hour
SPARCS Data Element Number:  12
Record Positions:  76 - 77 Format-Length:  N - 2
Effective Date:  1/1/1994 Revision Date:             

Definition:

The hour during which the patient was admitted for outpatient services.

Codes and Values:
  1. Must have been right justified and zero filled.

  2. The hour must have been recorded in whole numbers, disregarding minutes, in accordance with the Admission/Discharge Hour Code Table in Appendix B.
Edit Applications:
  1. Must have been a valid entry.
Conversion Notes:
  1. For data years prior to 1994, if the hour was greater than '23', '00' was entered in this field.