Shifts in national rates of inpatient prolapse surgery emphasize current coding inadequacies.

@article{Bradley2011ShiftsIN,
  title={Shifts in national rates of inpatient prolapse surgery emphasize current coding inadequacies.},
  author={Sarah L Bradley and Alison C. Weidner and Nazema Yusuf Siddiqui and Mihir P. Gandhi and Jennifer Marie Wu},
  journal={Female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={17 4},
  pages={204-8}
}
OBJECTIVE : This study aimed to assess national rates, types, and routes of inpatient surgery for pelvic organ prolapse in the United States in 1998 compared to those in 2007. METHODS : We used the 1998 and 2007 Nationwide Inpatient Sample, which represents a stratified, random sample of discharge data from US hospitals. We included women 20 years and older who underwent surgery for prolapse based on diagnosis and procedure codes of the International Classification of Disease, 9th Revision… CONTINUE READING