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Table 1 Reference conditions used to define cases for the predictive algorithm

From: Using routine inpatient data to identify patients at risk of hospital readmission

AR DRG codes* Description
B63Z Dementia and other chronic disturbances of cerebral function
B67A-B67C  
B68A-B68B Multiple sclerosis and other demyelinating disorders
B76A-B76B Epilepsy (<69 years or with complications or co-morbidities)
E60A-E60B Cystic fibrosis
E65A-E65B Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (includes bronchiectasis)
E69A-E69B Asthma (>49 years or with complications or co-morbidities)
E74A-E74C Interstitial lung disease
E75A-E75B Other respiratory diagnoses (>69 years or with complications or co-morbidities)
E60A-E75B; (excluding E71A-E71C, lung cancer) Complex elderly with a respiratory system primary diagnosis (>69 years)
F62A-F62B Heart failure
F65A-F65B Peripheral vascular disorders (>69 years or with complications or co-morbidities)
F66A-F66B Coronary atherosclerosis
F70A-F71B Arrhythmia or conduction disorders (>69 years or with complications or co-morbidities)
F72A-F72B Angina (>69 years or with complications or co-morbidities)
F60A-F75C Complex elderly with a cardiac primary diagnosis (>69 years)
I65A-I70Z Inflammatory spine, joint or connective tissue disease
J60A Skin ulcers
K60A-K60B Diabetes (>69 years or with complications or co-morbidities)
K01Z Diabetic foot procedures
K61Z-K64B Complex elderly with endocrine or metabolic system primary diagnosis (>69 years)
L63A-L63B Kidney or urinary tract infections (>69 years or with complications or co-morbidities)
Q61A-Q61C Red blood cell disorders (>69 years or with complications or co-morbidities)
Q62Z Coagulation disorders
  1. * Australian Refined Diagnosis Related Groups [15]