Using administrative diagnostic data to assess the quality of hospital care. Pitfalls and potential of ICD-9-CM.

  • Lisa I. Iezzoni
  • Published 1990 in
    International journal of technology assessment in…


Diagnostic information within administrative data bases is generally in the form of International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) codes. The purpose of this article is to introduce ICD-9-CM, to review its strengths and limitations, and to suggest ways that it can be used through administrative files for assessing… (More)


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