ICD Social Codes: An Underutilized Resource for Tracking Social Needs.

@article{Torres2017ICDSC,
  title={ICD Social Codes: An Underutilized Resource for Tracking Social Needs.},
  author={Jacqueline M. Torres and John Lawlor and Jeffrey David Colvin and Marion R. Sills and Jessica L Bettenhausen and Amber Lane Davidson and Gretchen Jean Cutler and Matt Hall and Laura M. Gottlieb},
  journal={Medical care},
  year={2017},
  volume={55 9},
  pages={
          810-816
        }
}
BACKGROUND Social determinants of health (SDH) data collected in health care settings could have important applications for clinical decision-making, population health strategies, and the design of performance-based incentives and penalties. One source for cataloging SDH data is the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD). OBJECTIVE To explore how SDH are captured with ICD Ninth revision SDH V codes in a national inpatient discharge database… CONTINUE READING
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