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National Cancer Data Base - Data Dictionary PUF 2015

Readmission Within 30 Days of Surgical Discharge

DD_category: 
PUF Data Item Name: 
READM_HOSP_30_DAYS
NAACCR Item #: 
3190
length: 
1
Allowable values: 
0-3, 9
Description: 
Records a readmission to the same hospital, for the same illness, within 30 days of discharge following hospitalization for surgical resection of the primary site.
Registry Coding Instructions: 
  • Consult patient record or information from the billing department to determine if a readmission to the same hospital occurred within 30 days of the date recorded in the item Date of Surgical Discharge (NAACCR Item #3180).
  • Only record a readmission related to the treatment of this cancer.
  • Review the treatment plan to determine whether the readmission was planned.
  • If there was an unplanned admission following surgical discharge, check for an ICD-9-CM "E" code and record it, space allowing, as an additional ICD-9-CM Comorbidities and Complications item (NAACCR #3110, 3120, 3130, 3140, 3150, 3160, 3161, 3162, 3163, 3164).
Analytic Note: 

This item is only reported using the FORDS manual for diagnosis years 2003 and later.

Code Definition
0 No surgical procedure of the primary site was performed, or the patient was not readmitted to the same hospital within 30 days of discharge.
1 A patient was surgically treated and was readmitted to the same hospital within 30 days of being discharged. This readmission was unplanned.
2 A patient was surgically treated and was then readmitted to the same hospital within 30 days of being discharged. This readmission was planned (chemotherapy port insertion, revision of colostomy, etc.)
3 A patient was surgically treated and, within 30 days of being discharged, the patient had both a planned and an unplanned readmission to the same hospital.
9 It is unknown whether surgery of the primary site was recommended or performed. It is unknown whether the patient was readmitted to the same hospital within 30 days of discharge.