d. Disposition Inpatient Bed Days (Length of Stay), Cumulative. The sum of
disposition inpatient bed days and bassinet days (length of stay) for the reporting period.
Report all disposition inpatient bed days, including bassinet days, in columns 05-08 with an
item code of 12.
e. Inpatient Sick Days (Length of Stay), Cumulative. Cumulative disposition
inpatient sick days are the sum of the number of disposition inpatient sick days of patients
that were discharged from hospital rolls during the reporting period (length of stay). It
includes disposition inpatient bed days as well as convalescent leave days, cooperative
and supplemental care days, and other days (AWOL, subsisting out, PCS home, etc.).
Exclude sick days attributable to live birth admissions. Absent sick days are not reported
in this category. Report all cumulative disposition inpatient sick days in columns 09-12 with
an item code of 12.
Section V- WWR DATA QUALITY
1-19. IMPORTANCE OF DATA QUALITY
a. Definition of Data Quality. Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS)
PUB 11-3, "American National Dictionary for Information Systems," February 1991 defines
data quality as the correctness, timeliness, accuracy, completeness, relevance, and
accessibility that makes data appropriate for use.
b. Data Quality Management. Data quality management is an essential data
administration activity which ensures that MTF and DoD operations and decision-making
are supported with accurate, timely, and integrated data. Data quality management is
composed of disciplines and procedures to ensure that data meet the requirements for use
in decision support and transaction processing systems. Improvements in data quality will
result in more cost-effective operations and decision making by streamlining transactions,
facilitating the exchange of technical and management information, and making information
systems easier to use.
c. Where Data Quality Begins. Each time a WWR user enters or updates
inpatient , outpatient, and/or ancillary data into CHCS, the user contributes to the database
used to generate the end of month WWR. Such data include MEPRS codes, patient
status, patient location or requesting location, etc. Entering accurate information reduces
the amount of effort required to prepare, generate, and/or validateworkload reporting data.
In CHCS, certain sections of the WWR contain system calculated data that cannot be
edited through the report, while other sections permit editing or require manual input. All
workload data must be reviewed, updated, and/or corrected by the appropriate staff before
generating the end of month workload report. Admissions Dispositions Transfers (ADT)
actions pending must be reviewed and processed prior to generating the workload report.
This ensures that workload count information is correct when the WWR is generated. The
importance of accurate, timely, and complete data entry cannot be overemphasized.