PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS (ICD)

Format/length: an6
HES item:
National Codes:
Default Codes:

Notes:
See DIAGNOSTIC CODING for details on coding and PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS for the standardised definition of primary diagnosis.

The National Cancer Waiting Times Monitoring Dataset (22/2002) requires coding to the third digit except for acute leukaemia that requires to be recorded to the 4th digit and stipulates a maximum length of an4.

 

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Context Alias
plural PRIMARY DIAGNOSES (ICD)