Comorbidities, complications, and coding bias. Does the number of diagnosis codes matter in predicting in-hospital mortality?

@article{Iezzoni1992ComorbiditiesCA,
  title={Comorbidities, complications, and coding bias. Does the number of diagnosis codes matter in predicting in-hospital mortality?},
  author={Lisa I. Iezzoni and Susan M. Foley and Jennifer Daley and J. S. Hughes and Elliott S. Fisher and Timothy Heeren},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1992},
  volume={267 16},
  pages={2197-203}
}
OBJECTIVE Incomplete coding of secondary diagnoses may bias assessments of patient risks of poor outcomes using administrative health care databases, most of which allow only five diagnoses. The Medicare program is expanding the number of possible diagnoses from five to nine, aiming to improve coding completeness. We examined the impact of having more… CONTINUE READING