primary diagnosis


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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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Second, primary diagnosis was taken from the CMS Medical Evidence Report and was based on the physician's assessment of the patient, which might have affected trends, especially if patients had comorbid conditions.
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 89.5%.
Regulatory approval is required by WSI vendors in order to market these systems for clinical use, most notably primary diagnosis whereby a first diagnosis intended to guide patient care is established solely by review of digital images.
In terms of admissions with a primary diagnosis of whooping cough, there were 31 between April 2015 and March 2016, up from 27 between August 2014 and July 2015 and 20 between May 2013 and April 2014.
Nationally, admissions with a primary diagnosis of gout rose from 4,825 in the year to July 2011 to 6,140 in the year to this July.
More than 830 NHS bed days were recorded last year in Wales for patients whose primary diagnosis was obesity.
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.
"If we assume self-detection rates based on published estimates [75% for recurrence and 50% for new primary], use of schedule two rather than schedule one results in only a small number of additional patients experiencing a delay in recurrence diagnosis (up to [a] maximum of 3 months; extra 11.3 patients per 1,000 with delay [greater than] 2 months) and even fewer experiencing a delay in new primary diagnosis (up to [a] maximum of 6 months; extra 4.9 per 1,000)," they wrote.
The study was based on data on 57 territorial hospitals and almost 4,800 stateside hospitals that discharged at least one Medicare fee-for-service adult patient with a primary diagnosis of heart attack, heart failure or pneumonia between July 2005 and June 2008.
In April 2010, the application was approved by Health Canada so Canadian doctors can now legally make a primary diagnosis using the device.