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Common Chief Complaints in the ER

Posted by medliorator on March 25, 2008

list of most common diagnosis codes used in our ER, in order:

  • 786.50 UNSPEC CHEST PAIN
  • 789.09 ABDOMINAL PAIN OTHER SITE
  • 465.9 ACUTE UPPER RESP INFECTIONS UNS
  • 847.2 SPRAIN/STRAIN LUMBAR REGION
  • 558.9 OTH NONINFECTIOUS GASTROENTERITIS
  • 486 PNEUMONIA ORGANISM UNS
  • 466.0 ACUTE BRONCHITIS
  • 780.99 OTHER GENERAL SYMPTOMS
  • 784.0 HEADACHE
  • 346.90 UNS MIGRAINE NOT INTRACT
  • 847.0 SPRAIN/STRAIN OF NECK
  • 079.99 UNSPECIFIED VIRAL INFECTION
  • 599.0 URINARY TRACT INFECTION UNSPEC
  • 724.2 LUMBAGO
  • 338.19 OTHER ACUTE PAIN
  • 780.2 SYNCOPE/COLLAPSE
  • 780.97 ALTERED MENTAL STATUS
  • 786.09 RESPIRATORY ABNORMALITY OT
  • 428.0 CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE UNSPEC
  • 787.03 VOMITING ALONE
  • 381.00 UNS ACUTE NONSUPPUR OTITIS MEDIA
  • 491.21 OBSTRUCT CHRON BRONCHITIS W EXAC
  • 493.92 ASTHMA UNSPEC W ACUTE EXACER
  • 625.9 UNS SYMPTOM FEMALE GENITAL ORGANS
  • 780.4 DIZZINESS/GIDDINESS

There are no fewer than ten different “Chest pain” codes.

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