SECONDARY DIAGNOSIS (ICD)

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HES item:
National Codes:
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Notes:
See DIAGNOSTIC CODING for details on coding and the Using Secondary Diagnosis comments in the Clinical Coding section, for their usage.

Secondary is a classification of PATIENT DIAGNOSIS CODING SIGNIFICANCE.

For CDS and HES purposes there may be up to 13 secondary diagnoses recorded. 

This data element is also known by these names:

Context Alias
plural SECONDARY DIAGNOSES (ICD)