Identification of patients with coronary heart disease: meeting regulatory standards vs. improving overall care.

Song Wang, Richard M. Reichley, Laura A. Noirot, Patricia Storey, Patrick Traynor, Wm Claiborne Dunagan, Thomas C. Bailey

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Abstract

Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) patients can be identified prospectively by troponin-I (TnI) result monitoring and retrospectively by ICD-9 diagnosis coding. Prospective identification is needed for interventions, while retrospective identification is required for regulatory reporting. Prospective approaches can identify patients with a reasonable degree of accuracy, but they cannot always predict ICD-9 coding for that condition. Our approach focuses on prospective identification of patients with CHD to improve their care. Meeting regulatory standards is a secondary goal.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
JournalAMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

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