Physical place of available services or resources.

Data Element

Additional Information

Facility Type
Description
Category describing available services or resources. Examples include but are not limited to laboratory, pharmacy, hospital, ambulatory providers, long-term and post-acute care, and pharmacy.

Comment

Unified Comment from CDC

  • Additional Use Case: This is a standard data item used by central cancer registries in all states. Data received through data exchange from medical facilities (e.g., laboratories, hospitals, physician EHRs, etc.) to central cancer registries for CDC and NCI’s national cancer surveillance systems, as required by law.   
  • CSTE supports inclusion of this measure into USCDI v3: Very useful for this information to be captured in some way and then subsequently used in reporting to PH.

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