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Central Distributor SASD: Description of Data Elements

ORTIME - Operating room time
Documentation Sections:
General Notes
Uniform Values
State Specific Notes
General Notes

The time in the operating room (ORTIME) is retained as provided by the data source. Nonnumeric source data are set to invalid (.A). The reported time is exclusive of pre-operative and post-operative time.

Uniform Values
VariableDescriptionValueValue Description
ORTIMEOperating room time4(n)Minutes
.BUnavailable from source (coded in 1988-1997 data only)
State Specific Notes

New York

Prior to 2018, New York collected operating room time. New York defines operating room time as the total time actually in the operating room exclusive of pre-operative (preparation) and post-operative (recovery) time.

If the operating room time was greater than 10 hours, New York reported the total time as 9 hours and 59 minutes (ORTIME = 599 minutes).


Internet Citation: HCUP Central Distributor SASD Description of Data Elements - All States. Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). May 2024. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.
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