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Term: Respiratory Infections

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2007-02-23


One of six diagnostic quality indicators (QIs). Events of respiratory infections were counted using the ICD-9-CM codes 480 through 487 in both the medical services and the hospital discharge abstracts data. These ICD-9-CM codes are used to diagnose various strains of viral and bacterial pneumonia (480, 481, 482, 483), as well as pneumonia derived from various strains of infectious diseases (484, 485, 486) and cases of influenza (487).

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  • Doupe M, Brownell M, Kozyrskyj A, Dik N, Burchill C, Dahl M, Chateau D, De Coster C, Hinds A, Bodnarchuk J. Using Administrative Data to Develop Indicators of Quality Care in Personal Care Homes. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2006. [Report] [Summary] [Additional Materials] (View)

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