Max Rady College of Medicine

Term: Skin Ulcers

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2007-02-23


One of six diagnostic quality indicators (QIs). Events of skin ulcers were counted using the ICD-9-CM code 707 in both the medical services/physician claims data and the hospital discharge abstracta data. This definition includes events of decubitus ulcers and other skin ulcers related to poor nutrition and neurodegenerative diseases.

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