The Use of the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) Coding in Identifying Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection in Health System Data: Implications for Surveillance
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Mahajan, R., Moorman, A. C., Liu, S. J., Rupp, L., Klevens, M., & for the Chronic Hepatitis Cohort Investigators, (CHeCS). (2013). The Use of the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) Coding in Identifying Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection in Health System Data: Implications for Surveillance. Online Journal of Public Health Informatics, 5(1). https://doi.org/10.5210/ojphi.v5i1.4445

Abstract

We evaluated sensitivity, specificity, and predictive values of the ICD-9 coding system for surveillance of chronic hepatitis B virus infection (HBV) using data from an observational cohort study. All HBV cases were validated by chart review. Of 1,652,055 adult patients, 2,202 (0.1%) were included in the cohort based upon laboratory data or hepatitis B ICD-9 codes. Use of one ICD-9 code had a sensitivity of 83.9%, positive predictive value of 61.0%, and specificity and negative predictive values > 99%. Our findings suggest that use of one or two hepatitis B ICD 9 codes can identify cases with chronic HBV infection.
https://doi.org/10.5210/ojphi.v5i1.4445
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