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Public Health Data Inventory

Outpatient Surgical Data


Background

An outpatient surgical procedure is defined as any surgical procedure that does not require an inpatient hospitalization. The outpatient surgical procedures database was established by the Nebraska Unicameral in 2003 (§ 81-6,111 to 81-6,119), with three stated goals: 1) to collect and compile outpatient surgical procedure information from hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers; 2) to use and disclose such information for public health purposes; and 3) to prepare and publish an annual statistical report.

Type of Data

The data are population-based for ongoing surveillance.

Data Collection Method and Availability

Every hospital or ambulatory surgical center licensed under the Health Care Facility Licensure Act annually reports the following outpatient surgical and related information to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services no later than May 1 of each year for the preceding calendar year. These data include outpatient surgical procedures that were performed at licensed hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers in Nebraska. An outpatient surgical procedure is defined as any surgical procedure that does not require an inpatient hospitalization.

Related Links and Reports

Nebraska Outpatient Surgical Procedures 2006 Report

Data Contact

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
Division of Public Health
Office of Health Statistics
301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: (402) 471-7753