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Table 1 Characteristics of administrative database capturing abortions data in BC

From: Validating abortion procedure coding in Canadian administrative databases

Characteristic Medical Services Plan (MSP) Payment Information Discharge Abstract Database
Coverage Individuals covered by the Medical Services Plan (MSP), BC’s universal insurance program In-patients and day surgery patients in acute care hospitals in BC
Data Billing information for all medically required services (both procedure and diagnostic codes) Data on discharges, transfers and deaths
Provided by Fee-for-service practitioners Acute care hospitals
Abortion codes ICD-9 codes 635.x-638.x ICD-10-CA code O04
fee item codes 4110-4114, 14545 CCI procedure codes beginning with 5CA.
code 0787