|Format/Length:||See ICD-10 CODE|
PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS (ICD) is the same as attribute CLINICAL CLASSIFICATION CODE.
PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS (ICD) is used by the Secondary Uses Service to derive the Healthcare Resource Group 4. Failure to correctly populate this data element is likely to result in an incorrect Healthcare Resource Group, usually associated with lower levels of healthcare resource.
- The format/length of this Data Element has been corrected as a result of the work undertaken for the development of the Coding Strategy.
- The data set specifications of the data sets that contain this Data Element will be updated in the next version of the information standard where it is not already correct.
This data element is also known by these names:
|plural||PRIMARY DIAGNOSES (ICD)|