Term: Causes of Hospital Days Used for Acute Care
Last Updated: 2020-05-20
The most common reasons for hospital days coded only as acute care (i.e., no ALC days) during inpatient hospitalizations. Each hospital abstract has a ‘most responsible’ diagnosis – the diagnosis that describes the most significant condition of a patient that contributed to their days in hospital. Diagnoses were grouped by ICD–10–CA chapter, and the most common causes are reported, as an average annual crude percent.
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