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Research Letter
September 6, 2017

Administrative Codes for Capturing In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

Author Affiliations
  • 1Division of Cardiology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas
  • 2Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute, Kansas City, Missouri
  • 3Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Missouri–Kansas City, Kansas City
  • 4Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina
  • 5Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, North Carolina
  • 6Minneapolis Heart Institute, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 7Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City
JAMA Cardiol. Published online September 6, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2017.2904

Data collection and feedback registries have advanced our understanding of care strategies and outcomes for in-hospital cardiac arrest.1,2 Several investigations have attempted to broaden understanding of outcomes among nonregistry hospitals using billing codes for cardiac arrest or cardiopulmonary resuscitation to identify cases of in-hospital cardiac arrest.35 However, the validity of using administrative billing data to study in-hospital cardiac arrest remains unknown.

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