TABLE 1.

ICD-9 Codes Used in Preventable Hospitalizations and Number of Patients Identified in Database

DiagnosisICD-9 CodeNo. of Patients (%)
Asthma4936012 (34)
Bacterial pneumonia481, 482.2, 482.3, 482.9, 483, 485, 486.23611 (20)
Convulsions780.31560 (9)
Dehydration276.53422 (19)
Gastroenteritis558.9869 (5)
Kidney or urine infection590, 599.0, 599.92061 (11)
Failure to thrive783.4355 (2)
  • ICD-9 indicates International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision.