Mortality Measurement: Development of the 3M™ All Patient Refined Diag

Presentations from a November 2008 meeting to discuss issues related to mortality measures.

Table 2-5. Combinations of Secondary Diagnosis Categories

Combination
Type
Combination of
Categories
Additional Secondary
Diagnoses Required
Minimum Severity of
Illness
1Specified combinations of two major categoriesAt least two additional secondary diagnoses of major or higherExtreme (4)
2Specified combinations of a major and moderate categoryAt least two additional secondary diagnoses of major or higherExtreme (4)
3Specified combinations of two moderate categoriesAt least two additional secondary diagnoses of moderate or higherMajor (3)
4Specified combinations of a moderate and minor categoryAt least two additional secondary diagnoses of moderate or higherMajor (3)
5Specified combinations of two minor categoriesAt least two additional secondary diagnoses of minor or higherModerate (2)
6Specified combinations of two moderate categoriesNoneMajor (3)
11Specified combinations of two major categoriesAt least one additional secondary diagnosis of majorExtreme (4)
13Specified combinations of two moderate categoriesAt least one additional secondary diagnosis of moderateMajor (3)
15Specified combinations of two minor categoriesAt least one additional secondary diagnosis of minorModerate (2)

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Current as of March 2009
Internet Citation: Mortality Measurement: Development of the 3M™ All Patient Refined Diag. March 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/quality-resources/tools/mortality/Hughestab2-5.html