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

B13: Urinary Tract Infections                     

Concept

Urinary tract infections identified during a hospital stay.

Notes

In the neonatal age group, underestimation is probable, due to the identification of in-utero or birth process infections versus environment-acquired infections has been documented as a challenge.

Selection criteria

 

Codes

Code descriptions

N39.0

Identified as diagnosis type (2)

OR

Identified as diagnosis type (3) AND T83.5 as diagnosis type (2) AND Y60–Y84 in the same diagnosis cluster

O86.202

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

Exclusions

Abstracts with a length of stay less than 2 days

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

Y60-84

Complications of medical and surgical care (refer to Appendix A) of the Hospital Harm Indicator General Methodology Notes