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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Editorial Note: The discharge diagnosis of septicemia may reflect hospital-acquired infection, community-acquired infection, or both.
To determine the background number of myocarditis cases for all patients <50 years of age in Kane County, a database search of medical records during the preceding 2-year period (October 1, 2000 to September 30, 2002) at all 5 hospitals was performed by principal International Classification of Diseases, 9th revision (ICD-9) discharge diagnosis codes (Appendix).
aureus-related discharge diagnosis. All acute-care hospitalizations, except infants whose hospital stay began at their own birth, were included.
Discharge Diagnosis Codes Screening and Antimicrobial Exposure Screening
Among patients who had COPD as one of their problems but nor necessarily the primary discharge diagnosis, 42% died within 4 years (36,928 of 87,867 patients).
At each hospital, medical records were sorted by discharge diagnosis. A patient was considered to have botulism if medical records indicated that this was the final diagnosis.
Information regarding demographics, clinical manifestations, diagnostic studies, management, discharge diagnosis, and outcome was gathered by retrospective chart review for patients seen at The Children's Hospital, Denver.
Asthma was the most frequently recorded discharge diagnosis among HMPV-positive children.
To confirm an increase in aseptic meningitis cases by a method independent of case reporting to DHMH, a discharge diagnosis code review was conducted at the six investigation hospitals.
We compared syndromic categorization of chief complaint and discharge diagnosis for 3,919 emergency department visits to two hospitals in the U.S.
We identified patients with a discharge diagnosis of one or more of the bacterial infections listed in Table 1 during their inpatient stay using ICD-9-CM codes.
This ADHF subgroup analysis, which examined the 42 patients that constituted the subset of enrolled patients with an ADHF discharge diagnosis, determined that the primary clinical outcomes between Hi-VNI and NiPPV are also comparable for the subgroup.