Utility of International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification codes for communicable disease surveillance.

@article{SickbertBennett2010UtilityOI,
  title={Utility of International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification codes for communicable disease surveillance.},
  author={Emily E. Sickbert-Bennett and David J. Weber and C. Poole and Pia D.M. MacDonald and Jean-Marie Maillard},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={172 11},
  pages={1299-305}
}
International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) codes have been proposed as a method of public health surveillance and are widely used in public health and clinical research. However, ICD-9-CM codes have been found to have variable accuracy for both health-care billing and disease classification, and they have never been comprehensively validated for use in public health surveillance. Therefore, the authors undertook a comprehensive analysis of the… CONTINUE READING

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