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National Cancer Data Base - Data Dictionary PUF 2015

Diagnostic and Staging Procedure, Days from Dx

PUF Data Item Name: 
DX_STAGING_PROC_DAYS
Diagnosis Years Available: 
2003+
length: 
4
Allowable values: 
0 – 9999
Description: 
The number of days between the date of diagnosis (NAACCR Item #390) and the date the surgical diagnostic and/or staging procedure was performed (NAACCR Item #1280). This item is only available for diagnosis years 2003 and later.
Registry Coding Instructions: 

None.

Code Definition
0-999 Number of elapsed days
Blank No surgical diagnostic and staging procedure, procedure unknown, elapsed days cannot be computed, or not available for these diagnosis years