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Term: Admission Diagnosis

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2007-09-26


Diagnosis given to patient on admission to hospital. Note : Hospital discharge abstracts usually also record the most responsible diagnosis in the first field. These diagnoses are often coded using the International Classification of Disease (ICD) system.

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