Reference 2018-195

REF:            2018-195

Subject:        Number of Episodes with selected codings

 

 

Request:

Between 1st October 2015 and 31st March 2018, please can you tell me the number of episodes from all hospitals in your trust that have been coded with:

1)     Any diagnosis from the category Z38 (ie Z38.0 – Z38.8, I believe obtained by searching for Z38.X, but local procedures may vary). This diagnosis could be in any position, principle or secondary.

Explanation: This is looking at the number of live births in the time period in your trust.

 

2)     The number of episodes from the results of part 1) that has also given the diagnosis code P39.9. This diagnosis could be in any position, principle or secondary.

Explanation: This is looking at the number of the above patients who were screened and treated for sepsis, without diagnosed bacteraemia.

 

3)     The number of episodes from the results of part 1) that has also given a diagnosis from the category P36 (ie P36.0 – P36.9, I believe this is searched for by P36.X). This diagnosis could be in any position, principle or secondary.

Explanation: This is looking at the number of patients from part 1) who had a bacterial sepsis.

 

4)     The number of episodes from the results of part 1), which also has the procedure code A55.8 or A55.9

Explanation: This is looking at the number of patients from part 1) who have had a lumbar puncture, an investigation for meningitis.

 

5)     The number of episodes from the results of part 1), which also has any diagnosis from the category G00, G01, G02, or G03. These diagnoses could be in any position, principle or secondary

Explanation: This is looking at the number of patients from part 1) who actually were diagnosed with meningitis.

 

 

Response:

Please find information attached.

2018-195 – FOI request – Number of Episodes with selected codings [11 kb] Ms Excel