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Data Element Name:  Patient State
SPARCS Data Element Number:  27
Record Positions:  203 - 204 Format-Length:  A/N - 2
Effective Date:  1/1/2003 Revision Date:  January 2003

Definition:

The two-letter capitalized abbreviation for the state where the Patient principal residence is located on the day of admission (including US Territories, Commonwealths, and Canadian Provinces).

Codes and Values:
  1. Must have been valid in accordance with the State Edit Validation Table in Appendix G.

  2. For homeless patients, "99" was coded.
Edit Applications:
  1. Must have been a valid entry.