discharge diagnosis

dis·charge di·ag·no·sis

(dis'chahrj dī'ăg-nō'sis)
The final diagnosis given a patient before release from the hospital after all testing, surgery, and workup are complete.
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Data on admissions to hospital and discharge diagnosis were obtained by using the data from the Danish National Patient Registry (14) and the Cancer Registry for all persons included in this study, thereby allowing us to control for preexisting illness (comorbidity).
Patients were identified using discharge diagnosis codes and then geocoded to their home census tract.
However, specific risks vary by discharge diagnosis and outcomes over time.
Nezhat cited as another influential study a Swedish national registry case-control study involving all Swedes with a first-time hospital discharge diagnosis of endometriosis during 1969-2007.
Contract awarded for Governor Samsong gas insulated switchgear device (GIS) partial discharge diagnosis service (Re-Announcement)
aureus SSTI was defined as infection in a patient who had 1) a principal discharge diagnosis of SSTI (according to an epidemiologic case definition validated in a previous study [11]), 2) an additional discharge diagnosis of B956, and 3) no additional discharge diagnoses containing either A410 or J152.
She presented a retrospective study of all patients hospitalized in the unit with a discharge diagnosis of dementia over the course of 2 study years: 2002 and 2012.
4% of the transfers there was agreement between the discharge diagnosis at the referring hospital and the admitting diagnosis assigned at the receiving hospital.
The results call into question reimbursement policies that deny or limit payment based on discharge diagnosis," the authors wrote.
On average there were 236 nonelective hospital admissions per day; 19% of these patients had a discharge diagnosis of cardiovascular disease, and 16% had a discharge diagnosis of respiratory disease.
A prospective patient database was started in January 2008 to record the following clinical information: sex, referring team, HIV status (CD4 T-cell count, antiretroviral therapy (ART) on admission, ART during hospitalisation (including starts and changes), presenting clinical features, results of follow-up, final discharge diagnosis, presence of co-morbidity, death, and cause of death where known.
In inpatient care, documented diagnoses include an admission and a discharge diagnosis and various secondary diagnoses without diagnostic modifiers.