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

This category includes infections identified during a hospital stay or infections following a medical or surgical procedure.

B12: Urinary Tract Infections

Concept

Urinary tract infections identified during a hospital stay

Notes

  1. Urinary tract infections due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) or vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) are also included in B18: Infections Due to Clostridium difficile, MRSA or VRE.
  2. In the neonatal age group, underestimation is probable, due to the exclusion of cases where identification of in-utero or birth process infections versus environment-acquired infections has been documented as a challenge.

Selection criteria

N39.0

Identified as diagnosis type (2)

OR

Identified as diagnosis type (3) AND T83.5 (infection and inflammatory reaction due to prosthetic device, implant and graft in urinary system) as diagnosis type (2) AND Y60–Y84 (complications of medical or surgical care)* in the same diagnosis cluster

O86.202

Identified as diagnosis type (M), (1), (2), (W), (X) or (Y)

Excludes

Abstracts with a length of stay less than 2 days

Codes

Code descriptions

N39.0

Urinary tract infection, site not specified

O86.202

Urinary tract infection following delivery; delivered with mention of postpartum complication

Additional codes

Inclusions

T83.5

Infection and inflammatory reaction due to prosthetic device, implant and graft in urinary system

*For the descriptions of external cause codes of complications of medical or surgical care (Y60–Y84), please see Appendix 2 of the Measuring Patient Harm in Canadian Hospitals: Technical Report.