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


D26: Selected Serious Events

Concept

Harm to patients resulting from failure of sterile precautions, failure in suture or ligature, wrong placement of endotracheal tube or performance of inappropriate operation.

Notes

This clinical group includes serious, largely preventable patient safety events that should not occur

Selection criteria

Y62.0

Y62.1

Y62.2

Y62.3

Y62.4

Y62.5

Y62.6

Y64.–

Y65.2

Y65.3

Y65.5

Identified as diagnosis type (9) AND at least 1 additional diagnosis coded as diagnosis type (2) in the same diagnosis cluster

Codes

Code descriptions

Y62.0

Failure of sterile precautions during surgical and medical care; during surgical operation

Y62.1

Failure of sterile precautions during surgical and medical care; during infusion or transfusion

Y62.2

Failure of sterile precautions during surgical and medical care; during kidney dialysis or other perfusion

Y62.3

Failure of sterile precautions during surgical and medical care; during injection or immunization

Y62.4

Failure of sterile precautions during surgical and medical care; during
endoscopic examination

Y62.5

Failure of sterile precautions during surgical and medical care; during heart catheterization

Y62.6

Failure of sterile precautions during surgical and medical care; during aspiration, puncture and other catheterization

Y64.

Contaminated medical or biological substances

Y65.2

Failure in suture or ligature during surgical operation

Y65.3

Endotracheal tube wrongly placed during anesthetic procedure

Y65.5

Performance of inappropriate operation