Max Rady College of Medicine
Term: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS)
Last Updated: 2007-09-26
FAS was defined as the presence of ICD-9-CM code 760.71 (fetal alcohol syndrome) in hospital discharge abstracts or Mental Health Management Information System (MHMIS) data. These administrative data sources seem to significantly under-count the number of cases when compared to information from the Clinic for Alcohol and Drug Affected Children at Health Sciences Centre. Therefore, analyses were not conducted using these data.
Manitoba Centre for Health Policy
Community Health Sciences, Max Rady College of Medicine,
Rady Faculty of Health Sciences,
Room 408-727 McDermot Ave.
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3E 3P5 Canada