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

From: Andrew Gould <andrewlylegould(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Steve Atkins <steve(at)blighty(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 19:04:26
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On Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 11:36 AM, Andrew Gould <andrewlylegould(at)gmail(dot)com>wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 11:27 AM, Steve Atkins <steve(at)blighty(dot)com> wrote:
>> 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
>> - is that
>> any use to you?
>> Cheers,
>>  Steve
>>  Hmm.....AHRQ never came up in my googling.
> The table is almost what I need; but also has additional, useful
> information.  In essence, AHRQ had a table that maps ICD-9 codes to their
> CCS categories.  They have added a table that maps ICD-10 codes to those
> same categories.  The mapping is *very* useful.  The only thing missing are
> the ICD-10  code descriptions.
> Thanks for the help!
> Andrew

Correction:  The table has ICD-10 diagnosis code descriptions!  Now I just
need them to create the same table for ICD-10 procedure codes.  (I'm sure
that will follow soon as they have the analagous table for ICD-9's.)


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