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Term: Discretionary Diagnosis

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2007-09-26


Classification of all three-digit ICD codes into one of 3 categories (low, medium, or high), based on the extent to which there was room for physician discretion in the decision to hospitalize.

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