Coding for surgical audit.

@article{Pettigrew1990CodingFS,
  title={Coding for surgical audit.},
  author={Ross A. Pettigrew and Andr{\'e} M. van Rij},
  journal={The Australian and New Zealand journal of surgery},
  year={1990},
  volume={60 5},
  pages={
          365-71
        }
}
A simple system of codes for operations, diagnoses and complications, developed specifically for computerized surgical audit, is described. This arose following a review of our established surgical audit in which problems in the retrieval of data from the database were identified. Evaluation of current methods of classification of surgical data highlighted the need for a dedicated coding system that was suitable for classifying surgical audit data, enabling rapid retrieval from large databases… CONTINUE READING
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