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

A12: Aspiration Pneumonia

Concept

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

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

J169.–

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 A of the Hospital Harm Indicator General Methodology Notes)