## Flag Maximum Encounter Date(s)

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# Flag Maximum Encounter Date(s)

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Hello Everybody!

I've got a data set and I'm trying to create a variable that will flag the last Encounter_Date for each patient for each fiscal month/fiscal year. They may have multiple encounters on the last Encounter_Date. I'm trying to replicate the results of this code:

proc sql;

create table bbb as select * from aaa

group by fy, fm, ppid

having encounter_date = max(encounter_date);

quit;

with something like this (I want to keep all records in aaa and flag the max(encounter_date)):

proc sort data = aaa;

by FY FM ppid encounter_date;

run;

data bbb;

set aaa;

by FY FM ppid;

if last.ppid then Max_Enc_Date = 1 ;

else Max_Enc_Date =0 ;

run;

Thanks,

Brian

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‎04-20-2018 12:56 PM
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## Re: Flag Maximum Encounter Date(s)

To keep several observations, all with the same maximum date, sort in descending order:

proc sort data=aaa;

by fy fm ppid descending encounter_date;

run;

Then it is easy to select all those having the maximum:

data want;

set have;

by fy fm ppid;

if first.ppid then max_date = encounter_date;

retain max_date;

Max_Enc_Date = (encounter_date = max_date);

drop max_date;

run;

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‎04-20-2018 12:56 PM
Super User
Posts: 6,935

## Re: Flag Maximum Encounter Date(s)

To keep several observations, all with the same maximum date, sort in descending order:

proc sort data=aaa;

by fy fm ppid descending encounter_date;

run;

Then it is easy to select all those having the maximum:

data want;

set have;

by fy fm ppid;

if first.ppid then max_date = encounter_date;

retain max_date;

Max_Enc_Date = (encounter_date = max_date);

drop max_date;

run;

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## Re: Flag Maximum Encounter Date(s)

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That's Astounding!

Thank you!

☑ This topic is solved.