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Heslin KC, Owens PL, Karaca Z
AHRQ Author: Heslin KC; Owens PL; Karaca Z; Elixhauser A
Trends in opioid-related inpatient stays shifted after the US transitioned to ICD-10-CM diagnosis coding in 2015.
This study examines how trend analyses of inpatient stays involving opioid diagnoses were affected by the transition to ICD-10-CM. It found a sharp increase in opioid-related stays overall during the transition to ICD-10-CM. This may indicate that the new classification system is capturing stays that were missed by ICD-9-CM data.
Citation: Heslin KC, Owens PL, Karaca Z . Trends in opioid-related inpatient stays shifted after the US transitioned to ICD-10-CM diagnosis coding in 2015. Med Care 2017 Nov;55(11):918-23. doi: 10.1097/mlr.0000000000000805.
Keywords: Critical Care, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), Hospitalization, Opioids, Substance Abuse