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Discharge Abstract Database (DAD) Codes included in this clinical category:


B16: Aspiration Pneumonia

Concept

Inflammation and infection of the lungs caused by aspiration of solids or liquids during a hospital stay.

Notes

  1. When both aspiration pneumonitis and pneumonia are coded on the same abstract, the event will be included in this clinical group only.
  2. This clinical group may include inflammation due to aspiration in the absence of infection.
  3. Aspiration pneumonia due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) or vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) can also be included in B18: Infections Due to Clostridium difficile, MRSA or VRE.

Selection criteria

J69.-

 

Identified as diagnosis type (2)

OR

Identified as diagnosis type (3) AND J95.88 as diagnosis type (2) AND Y60–Y84 in the same diagnosis cluster

Exclusions

Abstracts with a length of stay less than 2 days

Codes

Code descriptions

J69.-

Pneumonitis due to solids and liquids

Additional codes

Inclusions

T95.88

Other post procedural respiratory disorders

Includes: Ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP)

Y60-Y84

Complications of medical and surgical care (refer to Appendix 6)

 

For the descriptions of external cause codes of complications of medical or surgical care (Y60–Y84), please refer to the technical notes: Hospital Harm Indicator: Appendices to Indicator Library.