American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Past Registry Operations and Data Standards

Registry Operations and Data Standards Documents for Historical Reference

The following documents were used to code registry data from 1996 through 2002. They are provided for assistance in interpreting published data using Registry Operations and Data Standards (ROADS) codes, for interpreting historic codes maintained in registry data, and for use by analysts working with data originally coded according to ROADS and since converted to FORDS form.

ROADS 1996 (applied 1996 and 1997)

ROADS 1998 (applied 1998 through 2002, except for the following updates)

Update Pages (dated August 2000)

  • Screening or Biopsy Procedures
  • Date of First Course Treatment
  • Date of Diagnostic, Staging or Palliative Procedures
  • Diagnostic, Staging, or Palliative Procedures
  • Diagnostic, Staging, or Palliative Procedures at This Facility
  • Date of Surgery
  • Surgical Approach
  • Surgery of Primary Site
  • Surgery at This Facility
  • Surgical Margins
  • Scope of Regional Lymph Node Surgery
  • Number of Regional Lymph Nodes Removed
  • Surgery of Other Regional Site(s), Distant Site(s) or Distant Lymph Node(s)
  • Reconstruction/Restoration - First Course
  • Reason for No Surgery

Update Pages for Appendix D, Site-specific Surgery Codes (dated August 2000)

  • Parotid and Other Unspecified Glands
  • Pharynx
  • Spleen and Lymph Nodes
  • Skin
  • Brain and Other Parts of Central Nervous System
  • All Other Sites

Type of First Recurrence (dated October 2000)

Other Type of First Recurrence (dated October 2000)

Race 1-5 (dated January 2001, for implementation with 2000 diagnoses)

Tumor Size (dated January 2002, for implementation with 2002 diagnoses)