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Release Notes:
Data Element
Version 2010B

Data Element Name: Number of Cases with UTD Allowable Values
Collected For: Transmission, Aggregate Data File ,

  • Please see the applicable version of the ORYX® Technical Implementation Guide for details.
Definition:The total number of cases that contain a Date, Time, or Numeric data element with a value of ‘UTD’ which prevents the calculation of the Measurement Value of a continuous variable measure.

This data element represents a COUNT of all records with a Measure Category Assignment of “Y” for the individual measure during the specified time period.

Peformance measurement systems can refer to the ORYX Data Quality Manual for more information concerning this data element.

Suggested Data Collection Question:Not Applicable
Occurs:One Number of Cases with UTD Allowable Value count is expected for every continuous variable measure that a hospital is participating in.
Allowable Values:

0 through 999,999,999

Notes for Abstraction:None
Suggested Data Sources:

Not Applicable

Additional Notes:
Guidelines for Abstraction:
Inclusion Exclusion
None None

Number of Cases with UTD Allowable Values
Specifications Manual for Joint Commission National Quality Core Measures (2010B)
Discharges 10-01-10 (4Q10) through 03-31-11 (1Q11)