Published in Medical Verdicts and Law Weekly, May 4th, 2006
Researchers in the United States conducted a study "To determine prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in patients with diabetes, and accuracy of International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) codes to identify such patients. Secondary data from 1999 to 2000. We linked all inpatient and outpatient administrative and clinical records of U.S. veterans with diabetes dually enrolled in Medicare and the Veterans Administration (VA) health care systems."
E.F.O. Kern and colleagues at the Case Western Reserve University...
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