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Principal diagnosis (baby) ICD-10-AM

Data Item category

Neonatal morbidity

Collections containing the item

Data definitions

METeOR: The diagnosis established after study to be chiefly responsible for occasioning an episode of admitted patient care, an episode of residential care or an attendance at the health care establishment, as represented by a code.

Additional information

This item would contain principal diagnoses relating to the birth episode and neonatal period. Normal deliveries will have a code of Z38.0 only. Other examples include congenital abnormalities (Q00-Q99), respiratory conditions of the newborn (P22) and complications related to delivery. These items could also appear in the related data item Additional diagnosis ICD-10-AM.
ACT PDC obtains this item from linked data in the admitted patient collection for the PDC. QLD PDC collect neonatal morbidity which has a series of check boxes as well as "other" which is captured as an ICD-10-AM code.

Related items

Additional diagnosis ICD-10-AM

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