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Accuracy of the ICD-10 discharge diagnosis for syncope

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@article{1a729500a47c419ba60b69738eaf4405,
title = "Accuracy of the ICD-10 discharge diagnosis for syncope",
abstract = "AIMS: Administrative discharge codes are widely used in epidemiology, but the specificity and sensitivity of this coding is unknown and must be validated. We assessed the validity of the discharge diagnosis of syncope in administrative registers and reviewed the etiology of syncope after workup.METHODS AND RESULTS: Two samples were investigated. One sample consisted of 5262 randomly selected medical patients. The other sample consisted of 750 patients admitted or seen in the emergency department (ED) for syncope (ICD-10: R55.9) in three hospitals in Denmark. All charts were reviewed for baseline characteristics and to confirm the presence/absence of syncope and to compare with the administrative coding. In a sample of 600 admitted patients 570 (95{\%}) and of 150 patients from ED 140 (93{\%}) had syncope representing the positive predictive values. Median age of the population was 69 years (IQR: ±14). In the second sample of 5262 randomly selected medical patients, 75 (1.4{\%}) had syncope, of which 47 were coded as R55.9 yielding a sensitivity of 62.7{\%}, a negative predictive value of 99.5{\%}, and a specificity of 99.9{\%}.CONCLUSION: ED and hospital discharge diagnostic coding for syncope has a positive predictive value of 95{\%} and a sensitivity of 63{\%}.",
author = "Ruwald, {Martin Huth} and Hansen, {Morten Lock} and Morten Lamberts and Kristensen, {S{\o}ren Lund} and Mads Wissenberg and Olsen, {Anne-Marie Schjerning} and Christensen, {Stefan Bisgaard} and Michael Vinther and Lars K{\o}ber and Christian Torp-Pedersen and Jim Hansen and Gislason, {Gunnar Hilmar}",
year = "2013",
month = "4",
doi = "10.1093/europace/eus359",
language = "English",
volume = "15",
pages = "595--600",
journal = "Europace",
issn = "1099-5129",
publisher = "Oxford University Press",
number = "4",

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Accuracy of the ICD-10 discharge diagnosis for syncope

AU - Ruwald, Martin Huth

AU - Hansen, Morten Lock

AU - Lamberts, Morten

AU - Kristensen, Søren Lund

AU - Wissenberg, Mads

AU - Olsen, Anne-Marie Schjerning

AU - Christensen, Stefan Bisgaard

AU - Vinther, Michael

AU - Køber, Lars

AU - Torp-Pedersen, Christian

AU - Hansen, Jim

AU - Gislason, Gunnar Hilmar

PY - 2013/4

Y1 - 2013/4

N2 - AIMS: Administrative discharge codes are widely used in epidemiology, but the specificity and sensitivity of this coding is unknown and must be validated. We assessed the validity of the discharge diagnosis of syncope in administrative registers and reviewed the etiology of syncope after workup.METHODS AND RESULTS: Two samples were investigated. One sample consisted of 5262 randomly selected medical patients. The other sample consisted of 750 patients admitted or seen in the emergency department (ED) for syncope (ICD-10: R55.9) in three hospitals in Denmark. All charts were reviewed for baseline characteristics and to confirm the presence/absence of syncope and to compare with the administrative coding. In a sample of 600 admitted patients 570 (95%) and of 150 patients from ED 140 (93%) had syncope representing the positive predictive values. Median age of the population was 69 years (IQR: ±14). In the second sample of 5262 randomly selected medical patients, 75 (1.4%) had syncope, of which 47 were coded as R55.9 yielding a sensitivity of 62.7%, a negative predictive value of 99.5%, and a specificity of 99.9%.CONCLUSION: ED and hospital discharge diagnostic coding for syncope has a positive predictive value of 95% and a sensitivity of 63%.

AB - AIMS: Administrative discharge codes are widely used in epidemiology, but the specificity and sensitivity of this coding is unknown and must be validated. We assessed the validity of the discharge diagnosis of syncope in administrative registers and reviewed the etiology of syncope after workup.METHODS AND RESULTS: Two samples were investigated. One sample consisted of 5262 randomly selected medical patients. The other sample consisted of 750 patients admitted or seen in the emergency department (ED) for syncope (ICD-10: R55.9) in three hospitals in Denmark. All charts were reviewed for baseline characteristics and to confirm the presence/absence of syncope and to compare with the administrative coding. In a sample of 600 admitted patients 570 (95%) and of 150 patients from ED 140 (93%) had syncope representing the positive predictive values. Median age of the population was 69 years (IQR: ±14). In the second sample of 5262 randomly selected medical patients, 75 (1.4%) had syncope, of which 47 were coded as R55.9 yielding a sensitivity of 62.7%, a negative predictive value of 99.5%, and a specificity of 99.9%.CONCLUSION: ED and hospital discharge diagnostic coding for syncope has a positive predictive value of 95% and a sensitivity of 63%.

U2 - 10.1093/europace/eus359

DO - 10.1093/europace/eus359

M3 - Journal article

VL - 15

SP - 595

EP - 600

JO - Europace

JF - Europace

SN - 1099-5129

IS - 4

ER -

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