The 4.2 MSTCVS Adult Cardiac Data Quality Checker is Here

The MSTCVS Data Quality Checker is a tool developed by the MSTCVS Quality Collaborative exclusively for the Michigan Data Managers, and can be downloaded by clicking here. This tool will allow you to analyze your harvest file for the following quality checks:

  • Diabetes – Risk factor Diabetes is no and A1c level is > than 6.5.
  • Prolonged Vent – Prolonged Ventilation is yes and post operative ventilation hours are < 24.
    Prolonged Ventilation is no and post operative ventilation hours are > 24.
  • Discharge Date – Date of Discharge is missing or is prior to Admission Date or Surgery Date.
  • Length of Stay – Post op length of stay is < 2 days, discharge location is not “Other Acute Care Hospital” or “Hospice”, procedure is not “Transcatheter Valve Replacement” or “Percutaneous” Operative Approach, and mortality is no.
  • Severe Chronic Lung Disease – Risk factor Chronic Lung Disease is none, mild or moderate and FEV1 is < 50 or PO2 < 60 or PCO2 > 50.
  • Cath Date – Cardiac Catheterization Performed is yes and Cath Date is missing or is greater than 3 years prior to Surgery Date.
  • Renal Failure – Renal Failure is no and Postoperative Creatinine Level > 4mg/dL (rise of 0.5 or more) or 3x > Last Creatinine preoperatively or Dialysis (newly required) is yes.  Excludes patients with preop creatinine >4.0 or preop dialysis.
  • Cross Clamp Time – Cross Clamp Time is < Cardiopulmonary Bypass Time and CPB Utilization is “Full” or “Combination” and Circulatory Arrest is no.
  • Readmission Date – Readmission is yes and Readmission Date is missing or is prior to Discharge Date.

  • 30 Day Status – Review patient’s 30 day status.

  • Surgical Site Infection – Patient marked as having a surgical site infection but all specific infection fields are marked ‘No’ or missing.

  • Mortality – Patient discharged alive-died after discharge – Is within 30 days and operative mortality is no/missing.