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primary diagnosis

Main diagnosis, principal diagnosis Psychiatry The condition motivating admission of a patient to the hospital or for outpatient treatment

primary diagnosis

Diagnosis of the most important disease or underlying disease afflicting a patient.
Synonym: first-listed diagnosis
See also: diagnosis
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Clinical examination and validation of primary diagnosis in anatomic pathology using whole slide digital images.
Having primary diagnoses made the least difference: three days (IQ range 6) for those without versus seven days (IQ range 11) for those with a primary diagnosis.
Analysis of the distribution of the 10 most common primary diagnosis categories according to race/ethnicity showed that cellulitis ranked highest among non-Hispanic Caucasians but only ranked third among Hispanics and African Americans (Table 4).
In contrast, cases that met the criteria based only on the number of healthcare encounters with MS coded as the primary diagnosis but not on service connection or DMA use were classified as possible MS (Figure 2).
Therefore, percent of interrater agreement from the psychological evaluation primary diagnosis to the discharge evaluation primary diagnosis was 89.
This study confirms that in metastatic cancer patients, the test provides useful information that influences the primary diagnosis site in more than 50% of patients and alters cancer-specific management in even more patients," commented John Hornberger, M.
The nation's seven health boards, responding to a freedom of information request, revealed how dozens of youngsters have been taken into hospital with a primary diagnosis of obesity - meaning they were admitted purely because of their weight - since the start of the 2000/01 financial year.
Our View: See page 34 THE COST OF WALES' OBESITY PROBLEM At least 97 children in Wales aged under 15 have been admitted to hospital with a primary diagnosis of obesity since the start of the 2000/01 financial year ?
FIGURES NHS hospital admissions where there was a primary diagnosis of drug related mental health and behavioural disorders 2012/13.
NUMBERS NHS hospital admissions where there was a primary diagnosis of drug related mental health and behavioural disorders in 2012/13.
It is based on a range of coding indicators, including coding related to primary diagnosis.
Most patients in each group had a primary diagnosis of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD): 17 patients in the control group and 13 in the combination group.