Standardized Data File

The standardized data file (SDF) is a pre-packaged MPOG dataset that is ready to distribute quickly after an approved PCRC proposal. The SDF contains key case level demographic and administrative data, ICD9/10 codes, CPTs, popular phenotypes, and all quality measures data for each included case. The goal of the SDF is to make it easier and faster for programmers to provide researchers with high-quality, clean data.

Key Facts

  • A new SDF will be released annually with additional data from new MPOG centers, more recent cases, and additional validated phenotypes
  • All included cases must meet the intraoperative research standard 
  • Only includes cases from MPOG institutions in the United States
  • Includes all MPOG cases for 6 consecutive years, through the release year (ex. the 2020 version included cases from January 1, 2015 – December 31, 2020)
  • Any updates to phenotypes or site data will not be updated in the standardized data file until the next year’s version is released. 
  • Each iteration of the SDF will include a phenotype appendix and an ASPIRE quality measure appendix, which contain information about each phenotype and quality measure as it was at the time the data was pulled.

Accessing the Standardized Data File

  • To access the SDF, researchers go through the typical PCRC proposal and presentation process
  • Instead of including a query spec, they will simply request the SDF
  • The data file will include four tables: a case level table, a CPT-administrative data table, an ICD 9/10 administrative data table, and an ASPIRE measures table. 
  • The data in these tables can be linked via patient or case ID phenotypes

Data Files

Years included: January 1, 2016 – December 31, 2021
Released: Dec 2022
User Guide
Phenotype Appendix
Measure Appendix

Years included: January 1, 2015 – December 31, 2020
Released: December 2021
User Guide
Phenotype Appendix
Measure Appendix

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