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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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