ICD-9-CM Coding of Emergency Department Visits for Food and Insect Sting Allergy Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Emergency Service, Hospital
  • Food Hypersensitivity
  • Guideline Adherence
  • Insect Bites and Stings

abstract

  • Almost half the patients with food allergy would have been missed by using food-specific ICD-9-CM codes alone, whereas only 13% of patients with insect sting allergy would have been missed. Furthermore, characteristics of these allergy patients would have been biased by studying only patients identified by using the allergen-specific ICD-9-CM codes.

publication date

  • September 2006

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.annepidem.2005.12.003

PubMed ID

  • 16516491

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 696

end page

  • 700

volume

  • 16

number

  • 9