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

A06: Venous Thromboembolism

Concept

Embolism, thrombosis, phlebitis or thrombophlebitis of the pulmonary vein or other veins (excluding superficial veins) identified during a hospital stay.

Notes

This clinical group excludes venous thromboembolism associated with incorrect administration or dosage of medications (refer to A10: Medication Incidents).

Selection criteria

I26.–

I80.1

I80.2

I82.2

I82.8

I82.9

Identified as diagnosis type (2)

OR

Identified as diagnosis type (3) AND T80.1, T81.7, T82.8, T83.8, T84.8 or T85.8 as diagnosis type (2) AND Y60–Y84 in the same diagnosis cluster

O87.102

O87.902

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

Exclusions

Events selected from a diagnosis cluster that is also selected for A10: Medication Incidents

Codes

Code descriptions

I26.–

Pulmonary embolism

I80.1

Phlebitis and thrombophlebitis of femoral vein

I80.2

Phlebitis and thrombophlebitis of other deep vessels of lower extremities

I82.2

Embolism and thrombosis of vena cava

I82.8

Embolism and thrombosis of other specified veins

I82.9

Embolism and thrombosis of unspecified vein

O87.102

Deep phlebothrombosis in the puerperium, delivered with mention of postpartum complication

O87.902

Venous complication in the puerperium, unspecified delivered with mention of postpartum complication

Additional codes

Inclusions

T80.1

Vascular complications following infusion, transfusion and therapeutic injection

T81.7

Vascular complications following a procedure, not elsewhere classified

T82.8

Other specified complications of cardiac and vascular prosthetic devices, implants and grafts

T83.8

Other complications of genitourinary prosthetic devices, implants and grafts

T84.8

Other complications of internal orthopedic prosthetic devices, implants and grafts

T85.8

Other complications of internal prosthetic devices, implants and grafts, not elsewhere classified

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.