To the Editor We applaud the evaluation by Guy and colleagues1 of costs for sunburn-associated visits to US emergency departments. Their analysis was performed using the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) primary and secondary billing codes for sunburn (692.71, 692.76, and 692.77) in discharge records from the National Emergency Department Sample database.
Xia FD, Joyce C, Mostaghimi A. Estimated Cost of Emergency Sunburn Visits—Validation of ICD-9-CM Search Criteria. JAMA Dermatol. 2017;153(6):612–613. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2017.0252
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