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Data Element Name:  Operating Room Time
SPARCS Data Element Number:  47
Record Positions:  1322 - 1324 Format-Length:  A/N - 3
Effective Date:  1/1/1994 Revision Date:             

Definition:

This is the total time in hours and minutes that the patient was actually in the operating room exclusive of pre-op (preparation) and post-op (recovery) time. This time should have been calculated from actual entry into the ambulatory surgery operating room and should have ended at actual departure from the ambulatory surgery operating room.

Codes and Values:
  1. H MM = Hour Minute Minute

  2. Must have been right justified. Valid hours were "0"-"9" and minutes "00"-"59".
    For example, 2 hours and 30 minutes of Operating Room Time will appear as "230".

  3. Must have been greater than "000".
Edit Applications:
  1. There were multiple relationship edits between Operating Room Time, Principal Procedure Code (Data Element 53), and Operating Physician State License Number (Data Element 64).
Conversion Notes:
  1. For data years prior to 1994, if the Operating Room Time was greater than ten hours it was changed to 9 hours and 59 minutes.