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Hospital Procedure Information
DefinitionOperative or essential procedures conducted during hospital stay.
- Operative and/or essential procedures is defined as procedures performed in the Operating Room, Emergency Department, or Intensive Care Unit that were essential to the diagnoses, stabilization, or treatment of the patient’s specific injuries.
- Repeated diagnostic procedures (e.g., repeated CT scan) should not be recorded (record only the first procedure).
- Include only procedures performed at your institution.
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