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Re: Off Topic: ICD-10 codes in a database table?

From: Steve Atkins <steve(at)blighty(dot)com>
To: Andrew Gould <andrewlylegould(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: Postgres Mailing List <pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Off Topic: ICD-10 codes in a database table?
Date: 2009-02-26 17:27:04
Message-ID: 1DAC4885-4A14-46A2-95B3-8EC396FC7133@blighty.com (view raw or flat)
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On Feb 26, 2009, at 7:12 AM, Andrew Gould wrote:

> Background:  ICD-10 is a clinical coding system maintained by the  
> World Health Organization.  The system is used in most "advanced"  
> countries.  Hospitals in the USA must convert from ICD-9 to ICD-10  
> by 2013.
>
> Problem:  I've been trying to find a table of ICD-10 codes to import  
> into a database; but the only listings that I can find are in  
> publicly available pdf files.  I've tried to copy the text to text  
> files, but the resulting layout is horrible -- it would take,  
> literally, weeks or months of manual tweaking to parse.
>
> Does anyone have or know of an existing table of ICD-10 codes that  
> is already "import friendly"?

10 seconds with google finds something in CSV format in a zip file  
downloadable from the bottom of http://www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/toolssoftware/icd_10/ccs_icd_10.jsp 
  - is that any use to you?

Cheers,
   Steve


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