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…

Abstract

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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