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National Cancer Data Base - Data Dictionary PUF 2015

Surgical Inpatient Stay, Days from Surgery

DD_category: 
PUF Data Item Name: 
SURG_DISCHARGE_DAYS
length: 
4
Allowable values: 
0 – 9999
Description: 
The number of days between the date the most definitive surgical procedure was performed on the primary site (NAACCR Item #3170) and the date the patient was discharged following primary site surgery (NAACCR Item #3180).
Registry Coding Instructions: 

None.

Analytic Note: 

Both the Date of Most Definitive Surgery of the Primary Site and the Date of Surgical Discharge were added to FORDS in 2003, so this item is not defined before that.

Code Definition
0 - 9999 Number of Elapsed Days
Blank No first course surgery, surgery unknown, elapsed days cannot be computed, or not available for these diagnosis years