Below is a summary of HCUP-3 Research Note 3 (AHCPR Pub. No. 96-0047), which is available from the AHCPR Publications Clearinghouse. Call toll free 800-358-9295.
This publication contains information on the most frequent combinations of diagnoses and procedures for hospital inpatients in 1992. It helps to answer the questions "What is this procedure used for?" and "How is this diagnosis managed?" For each of the top 100 principal inpatient procedures, the 5 most frequently listed principal diagnoses are given. Similarly, for the top 100 principal diagnoses, the 5 most frequently listed principal procedures are given. Resource use (median charges and length of stay), along with estimates of standard errors, are given for each diagnosis-procedure combination. Diagnoses and procedures are classified according to Version 2 of the Clinical Classifications for Health Policy Research, a categorization scheme that aggregates diagnoses and procedures into clinically meaningful categories.
The statistics given in this report are based on data on hospital inpatient stays from the 1992 Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS), a component of AHCPR's Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP-3). The NIS is designed to approximate a 20-percent sample of U.S. community hospitals and contains records for all stays in the sampled hospitals. The 1992 NIS includes hospitals in 11 States.
Examples of findings from this publication include:
The information in this publication can be used in research on uses of procedures and management of diagnoses, such as:
Most Frequent Diagnoses and Procedures for DRGs, by Insurance Status contains information on the most frequent diagnoses and procedures for the top 50 diagnosis-related groups in U.S. community hospitals. The analysis is based on data from the 1992 NIS.
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Diagnosis and Procedure Combinations in Hospital Inpatient Data. Abstract of Research Note 3, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP-3). Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, Rockville, MD. http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/natstats/rn3.htm
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