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Volume 5, Number 1—February 1999

Perspective

The Economic Impact of Staphylococcus aureus Infection in New York City Hospitals

Robert J. Rubin, Catherine A. Harrington, Anna Poon, Kimberly Dietrich, Jeremy A. Greene, and Adil Moiduddin
Author affiliations: The Lewin Group, Fairfax, Virginia, USA

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Table 1

ICD-9-CM codes used to identify infections in Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System

Type of Infection ICD-9-CMa Description
Pneumonia 482.4 Pneumonia due to staphylococcus
Bacteremia 038.1 Staphylococcal septicemia
790.7 Bacteremia
996.62 Infection and inflammatory reaction due to internal vascular device, implant, and graft
Endocarditis 421.0 Acute and subacute bacterial endocarditis
996.61 Infection and inflammatory reaction due to cardiac device, implant, and graft
Surgical site infection 998.3 Disruption of operation wound
998.5 Postoperative infection
Osteomyelitis 730.01-730.09 Acute osteomyelitis
730.10-730.19 Chronic osteomyelitis
Septic arthritis 711.00-711.09 Pyogenic arthritis
996.66 Infection and inflammatory reaction due to internal joint problems

aInternational classification of diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification, 1995.

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