National Survey of Ambulatory Surgery (NSAS)

Topic/focus: Healthcare Facilities and Services
Year(s): 1994 - 1996, 2006
Source: National Center for Health Statistics
Study and sample characteristics: Medical records
Universe: Ambulatory surgery procedures performed in hospitals and free-standing ambulatory surgery centers
Variables: 56
Access: Publically available
Cost: Free
Key web links: National Survey of Ambulatory Surgery (NSAS)
Primary Institutional Contact: EDRC Coordinator (tchelius@mcw.edu)

Summary: The NSAS contains data on ambulatory surgeries performed at hospitals and free-standing ambulatory surgery centers. Data includes information on demographics, visit date, diagnoses, procedures, anesthesia, discharge status, type of facility, and source of payment.

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