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Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Pitfalls of interpreting diagnostic codes (ICD-9-CM)
In his podcast
Diagnostic Codes & Misleading Clinical Assumptions
, the director of the
U.S. National Library of Medicine
summarizes a recent JAMA
on the pitfalls of interpreting hospital data such as ICD-9-CM codes.
Good brief intro to diagnostic codes and implications for health care research. Especially for those of us who don't deal with this kind data on a regular basis!
Read the transcript
. Or check out the other
NLM Director's Comment podcasts
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