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Term: Major Illness - Children

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2020-06-30


In accordance with the Johns Hopkins definition, Aggregated Diagnosis Groups (ADG) codes 3, 9, 11, 12, 13, 18, 25, and 32 are used to determine the major illnesses for children ages >=2:

  • ADG 3: Time Limited: Major;
  • ADG 9: Likely to Recur: Progressive;
  • ADG 11: Chronic Medical: Unstable;
  • ADG 12: Chronic Specialty: Stable-Orthopedic;
  • ADG 13: Chronic Specialty: Stable-Ear, Nose, Throat;
  • ADG 18: Chronic Specialty: Unstable-Eye;
  • ADG 25: Psychosocial: Recurrent or Persistent, Unstable; and
  • ADG 32: Malignancy.

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