Identifying undiagnosed primary immunodeficiency diseases in minority subjects by using computer sorting of diagnosis codes.

@article{CunninghamRundles2004IdentifyingUP,
  title={Identifying undiagnosed primary immunodeficiency diseases in minority subjects by using computer sorting of diagnosis codes.},
  author={Charlotte Cunningham-Rundles and Peter Sidi and Lissette Estrella and John T Doucette},
  journal={The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology},
  year={2004},
  volume={113 4},
  pages={747-55}
}
BACKGROUND Primary immunodeficiency diseases occur in all populations, but these diagnoses are rarely made in minority subjects in the United States. OBJECTIVE We sought to develop and validate a method to identify patients without diagnoses but with immunodeficiency in an urban hospital with a substantial minority patient population. METHODS We developed a scoring algorithm on the basis of International Classification of Disease, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) codes to identify all hospitalized… CONTINUE READING
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