Accuracy of ICD-10 Codes for Surveillance of Clostridium difficile Infections, France
Published Date:Jun 2012
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 18(6):979-981.
False Negative Reactions
International Classification Of Diseases
Sensitivity And Specificity
Description:The sensitivity and specificity of surveillance for Clostridium difficile infections according to International Classification of Diseases, 10th revision, codes were compared with laboratory results as standard. Sensitivity was 35.6%; specificity was 99.9%. Concordance between the 2 methods was moderate. Surveillance based on ICD-10 codes underestimated the rate based on laboratory results.
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