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Surgery Risk Assessment (SRA) Database

Metadata Updated: December 2, 2020

The Surgery Risk Assessment (SRA) database is part of the VA Surgical Quality Improvement Program (VASQIP). This database contains assessments of selected surgical operations performed at Veteran Affairs Medical Centers (VAMCs). Addition to the SRA database requires that the surgery is Major (as defined by the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes assigned to the surgery), it must not be cardiac related, and it may not be concurrent with another surgery. Frequently performed other types of surgeries may also be excluded. Nurse reviewers at VAMCs gather the information from surgical data located in the Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA) environment. Information is also collected from pre-and post-operative charts and from interviews with patients. This information is entered into VistA and transmitted daily by a batch process to the Hines Office of Information [HTML_REMOVED] Technology (OI[HTML_REMOVED]T) Field Office. While the database has been in operation since 1995, the system only contains data for the current fiscal year. The data from previous fiscal years is archived if later retrieval is needed. Valid transmissions are sent to the VASQIP office at Denver for analysis. Information from non-assessed surgeries is transmitted from the VAMCs to the Hines OI Field Office monthly. This is also passed along to VASQIP at Denver. The users of this database include the VASQIP Executive Board.

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Non-public: This dataset is not for public access or use. Specific details are provided below. License: Creative Commons CCZero
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, protected health information.

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Metadata Created Date July 2, 2019
Metadata Updated Date December 2, 2020

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Harvested from VA JSON

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date July 2, 2019
Metadata Updated Date December 2, 2020
Publisher Department of Veterans Affairs
Unique Identifier VA-VHA-SS-001
Public Access Level non-public
Bureau Code 029:15
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Data Quality True
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Harvest Source Id e868f753-9395-4666-a30c-219334a64c6b
Harvest Source Title VA JSON
Data First Published 2017-07-26
Homepage URL
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2020-12-01
Program Code 029:040
Rights Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, protected health information.
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Source Hash bf385d4221713e0cb2bc0f0578ea4e7319844333
Source Schema Version 1.1
Temporal 1991-01-01T05:00:00Z/2014-12-31T05:00:00Z
Category Basic Statistics, Use, and Operational Data

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