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Term: Surgical Conditions

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2007-09-26


One of three categories used when dividing inpatient hospital care according to variability. It includes both pediatric and adult inpatient (but not outpatient) surgical cases, that as a group, typically show less variability than high variation medical conditions. Examples include admissions for cholecystectomy and appendectomy.

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