Poisoning by or harmful use of a drug or other substance
ADE very likely
*Inpatient stays were counted once within each category. The rates were adjusted for the distribution of the following data elements in the DRG statistic using a direct standardization: operation (yes/no), sex (male/female), emergency (yes/no), age at admission (≤ 53 years/> 53 years). The rates were further adjusted for the mean number of secondary diagnoses in Germany.
†Inpatients stays were counted twice in categories A and B if the ADE occurred in each of the sub-categories. Otherwise, they were counted once. To aggregate the initial results, which were differentiated according to principal and secondary diagnoses, the total number of inpatient stays for categories A, B, and C was multiplied by a factor of 0.88.