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Pathology Glossary

 

Case No: A unique, four-digit number assigned by the USTUR for each registrant.

Examiner’s Notes: Cause of death records that reproduce the wording used on the autopsy reports, certificates, and/or other documents in the hard file. These records do not correlate in a one-to-one relationship with ICD codes and they are intended to supplement, but no supersede, ICD-9-CM and ICD-10 codes.

ICD-9-CM code: A numeric code that is used to classify a disease according to the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, Revision 9, clinical modification (ICD-9-CM).

ICD-9-CM description: The name and/or description of a disease classified under ICD-9-CM.  Each description refers to a unique ICD code.

ICD-10 code: An alphanumeric code that is used to classify a disease according to the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, Revision 10 (ICD-10).

ICD-10 description: The name and/or description of a disease classified under ICD-10.  Each description refers to a unique ICD code.

ICD Keywords: Terms used to search ICD descriptions and Examiner’s notes.

Relation to Death: A one-digit code that indicates of how a medical condition contributed to a registrant’s death. 0 = underlying cause of death, 1-7 = other causes of death where 1 is most severe and 7 is least severe.

Source Code: The source of information used to assign an ICD code, displayed as a one-digit code: A = autopsy report, or D = death certificate.

 

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