|General SASD Notes|
Types of Ambulatory Surgery and Other Outpatient Services Collected by the Partner
Outpatient Data File Provided to HCUP by the Partner
For the 2018 data year, a major health system submitted records for a broad group of ambulatory surgical procedures to the Utah Department of Health. The additional records substantially increased the size of the ambulatory surgery file that was submitted to HCUP. Utah is in the process of forming a more precise definition of an ambulatory surgery record to be used by all of their health systems.
Beginning with 2015 data, the Utah Partner organization has requested that data elements AGE, FEMALE and ZIP are set to missing (blank) in the Central Distributor SASD when the record contains an indication of substance abuse or HIV infection.
Selection of Records for Inclusion in the SASD
Additionally, any record in the SASD that also have evidence of ED services based on the HCUP criteria (HCUP data element HCUP_ED > 0), are also included in the HCUP State Emergency Department Databases (SEDD). These records will have the same value for the HCUP data element KEY.
Types of Facilities Included in the Files Provided to HCUP by the Partner
Identification of Hospital-Owned Ambulatory Surgery and Other Types of Outpatient Facilities in the SASD
If the facility in the SASD does not meet any of the above criteria, it is marked as not being owned by a hospital (HOSPITAL_OWNED = 0). Not all hospitals report to the AHA, so there is a possibility that some facilities marked with HOSPITAL_OWNED=0 are hospital-owned.
From data year 1998-2018, the HCUP data element was called FREESTANDING. A facility is considered hospital-owned (FREESTANDING = 0) if any one of the following is true:
If the facility in the SASD does not meet any of the above criteria, it is marked as not being owned by a hospital (FREESTANDING = 1). Not all hospitals report to the AHA, so there is a possibility that some facilities marked with FREESTANDING=1 are hospital-owned.
Exclusion of Records During HCUP Processing
Beginning with 2016 data, records with a discharge disposition of "still a patient" are retained in the HCUP SASD. Prior to 2016 data, these records were excluded.
Beginning in 2010, records with a designation of "admitted as an inpatient" are retained in the SASD, even though this rarely occurs. Prior to 2010, records with a designation of "admitted as an inpatient" were excluded from the files.
|Internet Citation: HCUP Central Distributor SID Utah File Composition. Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). August 2006. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/db/state/sasddist/sasddist_filecomput.jsp.|
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