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The Survey to Determine the Accuracy Rate of the Neoplasm Coding in Seyed Al-Shohada Hospital of Isfahan
Sakineh Saghaeiannejad Isfahani, Ali Garavand, Kazem Faghiri, Majid Golshani, Hossein Eskandari, Mojtaba Kafashi
M.Sc. of Health Information Technology, Deputy for Health, Fasa University of Medical Sciences, Fasa, Iran.
Abstract:   (7289 Views)

Introduction: The use of cancer suffering patients' information is possible when this information was organized and categorized properly through encoding the diagnoses and therapeutic procedures. Therefore the aim of this study was to determine the accuracy rate of the neoplasm coding in Seyed Al-Shohada Hospital of Isfahan city in 2011.

Method: This study was a descriptive and cross-sectional study. The population of this study were medical records created during the second half of 2011,308 ones of which were selected as sample. A self-designed checklist was the research tool, which was used after validation. Data analysis was performed using SPSS v16. Software through descriptive statistics.

Results: Investigating the surveyed records, the researchers found that the accuracy rate of the records in this hospital was 68%. Also the highest accuracy rate of the coding has been associated with neoplasms of the connective tissue (94%).

Conclusion: Regarding the obtained results, it is recommended that coding of morphology & related Z codes of neoplasms be set in coders' work order. It is also recommended that continuous educational coding courses be held in order to increase the accuracy rate of the neoplasm coding.

Keywords: Coding, Neoplasms, Coding accuracy
eprint link: http://eprints.kmu.ac.ir/id/eprint/24852
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/09/6 | Accepted: 2015/09/19

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