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Table 2 Examples of primary and secondary diagnoses in a patient’s record

From: The health conditions and the health care consumption of the uninsured

 

Patient 1

Patient 2

Patient 3

Primary diagnosis

100. Acute Myocardial Infarction

100. Acute Myocardial Infarction

100. Acute Myocardial Infarction

Secondary diagnoses

101. Coronary Atherosclerosis

101. Coronary Atherosclerosis

131. Respiratory Failure

 

98. Essential Hypertension

203. Osteoarthritis

 
 

53. Disorders of Lipid Metabolism

  
 

49. Diabetes