The accuracy of diagnostic coding for acute kidney injury in England – a single centre study

  title={The accuracy of diagnostic coding for acute kidney injury in England – a single centre study},
  author={Laurie A Tomlinson and Alex M Riding and Rupert A Payne and Gary A Abel and Charlie R V Tomson and Ian B. Wilkinson and Martin O. Roland and Afzal N. Chaudhry},
  booktitle={BMC nephrology},
BACKGROUND Acute kidney injury (AKI) is an independent risk factor for mortality and is responsible for a significant burden of healthcare expenditure, so accurate measurement of its incidence is important. Administrative coding data has been used for assessing AKI incidence, and shows an increasing proportion of hospital bed days attributable to AKI. However, the accuracy of coding for AKI and changes in coding over time have not been studied in England. METHODS We studied a random sample of… CONTINUE READING

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