Improving the Measurement of Surgical Site Infection Risk Stratification/Outcome Detection

Exhibit 51. ICD-9 codes associated with followup visits in modified Denver Health algorithm

Code Description
338.18 Other acute postoperative pain
998 codes Postoperative complications
711 codes Arthropathy associated with infection
996 codes Postoperative complications
680 codes Carbuncle and furuncle
682 codes Cellulitis and abscess
789 codes Other symptoms involving abdomen and pelvis
V51.8 Aftercare involving the use of plastic surgery
V71.89 Observation for other specified suspected conditions

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Page last reviewed December 2012
Internet Citation: Exhibit 51. ICD-9 codes associated with followup visits in modified Denver Health algorithm. December 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/final-reports/ssi/ssiexh51.html