Charts versus Discharge ICD-10 Coding for Sternal Wound Infection Following Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
Author: Southern, Danielle A; Doherty, Christopher; De Souza, Michael A; Quan, Hude; Harrop, Robertson; Nickerson, Duncan; Rabi, Doreen
Source: Perspectives in Health Information Management
Publication Date: July 2015
Background: Sternal wound infection (SWI) in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) can carry a significant risk of morbidity and mortality. The objective of this work is to describe the methods used to identify cases of SWI in an administrative databa....