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Evaluation of the accuracy of diagnostic coding for influenza compared to laboratory results: the availability of test results before hospital discharge facilitates improved coding accuracy

Wabe, Nasir; Li, Ling; Lindeman, Robert; Post, Jeffrey J; Dahm, Maria; Li, Julie; Westbrook, Johanna; Georgiou, Andrew


Background: Assessing the accuracy of diagnostic coding is essential to ensure the validity and reliability of administrative coded data. The aim of the study was to evaluate the accuracy of assigned International Classification of Diseases version 10-Australian Modification (ICD-10-AM) codes for influenza by comparing with patients’ results of their polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based laboratory tests. Method: A retrospective study was conducted across seven public hospitals in New South...[Show more]

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Date published: 2021
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
DOI: 10.1186/s12911-021-01531-9
Access Rights: Open Access


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