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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:|
The hour during which the patient was admitted for outpatient services.Codes and Values:
- Must have been right justified and zero filled.
- The hour must have been recorded in whole numbers, disregarding minutes, in accordance with the Admission/Discharge Hour Code Table in Appendix B.
- Must have been a valid entry.
- For data years prior to 1994, if the hour was greater than '23', '00' was entered in this field.