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Veterans Affairs Surgical Quality Improvement Program (VASQIP)

Metadata Updated: April 21, 2021

The Veterans Affairs Surgical Quality Improvement Program (VASQIP) database resides in the VA National Surgery Office (NSO) and is a quality assurance activity-derived database containing information on all patients who undergo surgery within the VA. The primary purpose of this database is to improve the quality of care for Veterans undergoing surgery by providing information to care provider teams for self-assessment and quality improvement purposes. Data for the VASQIP database are entered by nurse data managers using Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA) at the VA surgical facilities. These data captured in VistA are securely transmitted to the VASQIP database for compilation and analysis. Results of the data analysis are reported from the National Surgery Office (NSO) for quarterly and annual review of surgical quality and patient care issues; these data are confidential and privileged under the provisions of 38 U.S.C. 5705 and its implementing regulations. Note: In 2009, the Cardiac Specialty program (Continuous Improvement in Cardiac Surgery Program (CICSP)) was merged with the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) for a comprehensive all-specialty surgical database, VASQIP. It employs both Microsoft SQL Server and Statistical Analysis Software implementation.

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Non-public: This dataset is not for public access or use. Specific details are provided below. License: Creative Commons CCZero

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Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date April 21, 2021

Metadata Source

Harvested from VA JSON

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date April 21, 2021
Publisher Department of Veterans Affairs
Identifier VA-VHA-SS-002
Data First Published 2017-07-26
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2020-12-01
Rights Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, protected health information.
Category Basic Statistics, Use, and Operational Data
Public Access Level non-public
Bureau Code 029:15
Metadata Context
Metadata Catalog ID
Schema Version
Catalog Describedby
Data Quality True
Harvest Object Id 3692d639-54e7-4f7e-9e17-d012c9bc8674
Harvest Source Id fcd1f625-1c2e-4663-95cf-1b0eb053cce1
Harvest Source Title VA JSON
Homepage URL
Program Code 029:040
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 7104a336184484cd4315fcb81d9fb0da4a1a4df5
Source Schema Version 1.1
Temporal 1987-01-01T05:00:00Z/2014-12-31T05:00:00Z

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