Table 2The 23 AE classes and their ICD-9-CM codes

1Reopening of surgical site
01.23, 03.02, 06.02, 34.03, 35.95, 39.49, 54.12, 54.61
2Control of postprocedure hemorrhage
28.7, 39.41, 39.98, 49.95, 57.93, 60.94
3Perforation or laceration
29.51, 31.61, 33.41, 33.43, 42.82, 44.61, 46.71, 46.75, 48.71, 50.61, 51.91, 55.81, 56.82, 57.81, 58.41, 69.41, 530.4, 569.83, 575.4, 576.3
4Septicemia, bacteremia
038.0, 038.10, 038.11, 038.19, 038.3, 038.40 – 038.9, 790.7
5Pneumonia
481, 482.0, 482.1, 482.2, 482.30, 482.31, 482.32, 482.39, 482.40, 482.41, 482.49, 482.81 – 482.84, 482.89, 482.9, 483.8, 485, 486
6Other infections
008.45, 320.3, 320.82, 321.3, 421.0, 421.1, 421.9, 424.90, 424.91, 424.99, 510.0, 510.9, 513.0, 513.1, 519.01, 536.41, 569.61, 590.10, 590.11, 590.80, 590.9, 595.0, 595.9, 599.0, 670.00, 670.02, 670.04, 682.3, 682.4, 683, 958.3
7Acute myocardial infarction
410.00, 410.01, 410.10, 410.11, 410.20, 410.21, 410.30, 410.31, 410.40, 410.41, 410.50, 410.51, 410.60, 410.61, 410.70, 410.71, 410.80, 410.81, 410.90, 410.91
8Pulmonary embolism & infarction
415.11, 415.19
9Heart disease
423.0, 427.5, 429.4
10Diseases of veins & lymphatics, other diseases of circulatory system
451.11 – 451.9, 453.8, 458.2
11Diseases of respiratory system
495.7, 507.0, 512.1, 514, 518.0, 518.4, 518.5, 518.81, 518.82, 519.02, 519.09, 519.1, 519.2
12Acute GI ulcer, GI bleed, other GI disorders
530.82, 531.00 – 531.21, 532.00 – 532.21, 533.00 – 533.21, 534.00 – 534.21, 535.01, 535.11, 535.21, 535.41, 535.51, 535.61, 536.2, 536.3, 578.0 – 578.9
13Postoperative GI disorders
536.40, 536.42, 536.49, 564.2, 564.3, 564.4, 569.60, 569.62, 569.69
14Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
787.01 – 787.03, 787.91
15Disorders of urinary system
584.5 – 584.9, 598.2
16Complications peculiar to specified procedures
996.00 – 996.99
17Complications affecting specified body systems
997.00 – 997.02, 997.09, 997.1 – 997.5, 997.60 – 997.62, 997.69
18Other complications of procedures
998.0, 998.11 – 998.13, 998.3, 998.51, 998.59, 998.6, 998.81 – 998.83, 998.89, 998.9
19Complications of medical care, not elsewhere classified
999.0 – 999.9
20Accidental cut, puncture, perforation or hemorrhage
998.2, E870.0 – E870.9
21Other misadventure of surgical and medical care
998.4, 998.7, E871.0 – E876.9
22Surgery operation/procedure as cause of abnormal reaction or later complications without mention of misadventures
E878.0 – E878.9
23Other procedures as cause of abnormal reaction or later complications without mention of misadventures
E879.0 – E879.9

From: Surveillance of Surgery-related Adverse Events in Missouri Using ICD-9-CM Codes

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Advances in Patient Safety: From Research to Implementation (Volume 1: Research Findings).
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