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.3- 5 However, the validity of using administrative billing data to study in-hospital cardiac arrest remains unknown.
Khera R, Spertus JA, Starks MA, Tang Y, Bradley SM, Girotra S, Chan PS. Administrative Codes for Capturing In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest. JAMA Cardiol. Published online September 06, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2017.2904