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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The patient discharge summary has all the details about the patient such as prescription, follow-up details, patient education and discharge diagnosis.
Because it requires only the primary discharge diagnosis, it can be used to analyze a large administrative dataset of ED visits in an afternoon.
First, a visit to the ED with a final ED diagnosis of MI; second, an ED visit with a final diagnosis of "other CP" or "CP unspecified" (common discharge diagnosis for patients who undergo investigation for MI in the ED but ultimately are discharged home) for patients who are discharged home; third, hospital admission with a final diagnosis of MI (all discharge diagnoses with MI were included in this definition); fourth, hospital admission with a final discharge diagnosis of other CP or CP unspecified for patients who are admitted to hospital for MI but ultimately discharged without a diagnosis of MI.
Hospitalizations that included at least one discharge diagnosis with a birth defect ICD-9-CM code meeting these definitions were considered "birth defect-associated" hospitalizations.
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An electronic search was made of all adult patients (>18 years of age) admitted to hospital through the Emergency Department (ED) medical/surgical OPD having a discharge diagnosis of necrotizing fasciitis.
Pneumonia hospitalizations among Tennessee residents <18 years of age were defined by an International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification, coded primary discharge diagnosis of pneumonia, or any diagnosis of pneumonia with a primary diagnosis of meningitis, septicemia, or empyema (10,11).
Also, if only a discharge diagnosis was considered, the sample size would have been even smaller (N = 28).
1%) with at least a partial match of the primary ICD code to the primary discharge diagnosis.
We conducted two separate analyses of CVD hospitalization and ED visits, one using only the first discharge diagnosis code to define a patient as having a CVD event and one using all ([less than or equal to] 25) discharge diagnosis codes to define a patient as having a CVD event.
Incident CKD was defined based on hospital discharge diagnosis codes, reports of end-stage renal disease from the United States Renal Data System Registry, or a glomerular filtration rate of less than 60 mL/min per 1.
However, specific risks vary by discharge diagnosis and outcomes over time.