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Release Notes:
Data Element
Version 2010A1

Data Element Name: Sample
Collected For: HBIPS HBIPS HBIPS HBIPS HBIPS HBIPS HBIPS HBIPS HBIPS HBIPS HBIPS HBIPS HBIPS HBIPS HBIPS HBIPS HBIPS HBIPS HBIPS HBIPS HBIPS HBIPS HBIPS HBIPS HBIPS HBIPS HBIPS HBIPS HBIPS HBIPS HBIPS HBIPS HBIPS HBIPS HBIPS HBIPS HBIPS HBIPS HBIPS HBIPS HBIPS HBIPS HBIPS, PC PC PC PC PC PC, Transmission, Aggregate Data File, Hospital Clinical Data File , (Used in transmission of the Joint Commissionís aggregate data file and the Hospital Clinical Data file.)

Notes:
  • Required for transmission of aggregate data to The Joint Commission. Refer to the ORYX Technical Implementation Guide for more information.
Definition:Indicates if the data being transmitted for a hospital has been sampled, or represent an entire population for the specified time period.
Suggested Data Collection Question:Does this case represent part of a sample?
Format:
Length:1
Type:Alphanumeric
Occurs:1
Allowable Values:

Y    (Yes)   The data represents part of a sample.

N   (No)   The data is not part of a sample; this indicates the hospital is performing 100 percent of the discharges eligible for this topic.

Notes for Abstraction:When Sampling Frequency equals '3' (No, the hospital is not sampling) or '4' (N/A, submission of patient level data is not required), then abstract Sample as "No".
Suggested Data Sources:

Not Applicable

Additional Notes:
Guidelines for Abstraction:
Inclusion Exclusion
  • None
  • None

Sample
Specifications Manual for Joint Commission National Quality Core Measures (2010A1)
Discharges 04-01-10 (2Q10) through 09-30-10 (3Q10)