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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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Since 2004, UHN has steadily expanded its use of WSI-based telepathology for clinical use to include frozen sections, consultation, quality assurance activities, and primary diagnosis between its partner sites.
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The authors' belief going into the research was that the primary diagnosis method was the best method for dividing up health care expenditure by disease and that the MCBS was the best data set for analyzing Medicare beneficiaries, given its wide coverage.
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The first diagnosis field is always a Primary diagnosis and is referred to as Principal Diagnosis.
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The correct primary diagnosis code for this situation is 795.
This report presents an analysis of data from the United States Renal Data System (USRDS) to examine trends in the primary diagnosis of ESRD in the United States.
The data indicate that in 2000, benign prostatic hyperplasia was the primary diagnosis in > 4.