alexa Improving the quality of the coding of primary diagnosis in standardized discharge summaries.
Business & Management

Business & Management

Review of Public Administration and Management

Author(s): Avillach P, Joubert M, Fieschi M

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Abstract We propose to design and test an information-processing model to participate in appraising the quality and the consistency of the coding, for billing, of Standardized Discharge Summaries (SDSs). We designed a model using both symbolic knowledge extracted from the NLM's UMLS and statistical knowledge. The aim is to retrieve from the ICD-10 terms recorded in a SDS the Principal Diagnosis (PD) at the time of coding. In 90\% of cases the PD was retrieved 1st or 2nd in SDS including three ICD-10 codes or more. This model could contribute as part of an automated quality control process in a hospital information system by checking consistency in coded SDSs and improve the income of the hospital.
This article was published in Health Care Manag Sci and referenced in Review of Public Administration and Management

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