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Data Element Name:  Post-Op-Days File Location:   Master, De-Identified, De-Identified Abbreviated
SPARCS Data Element Number:  134
Record Positions:   See Group Definition Format-Length:  N - 4
Effective Date:  5/1/2005 Revision Date:  September 2005
Deniable Data Element:  No

Definition:

The number of days between a procedure and the discharge date. See the corresponding Pre-Admit Indicator to determine if the procedure was before, after or on the admit date, which could result in values being greater than the total length of stay for this discharge.

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This is a derived field.

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This is a derived field.