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introduction to UHDDS

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Anna Lopez
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COMORBIDITY is the presence of onw or more additional diseases or disorders co-occurring with a primary disease or disorder. the additional disorder may be a behavioral or mental disorder.
What is the difference between a "complication" and a "comorbidity"? "complication" and a "comorbidity" ? A complication is an additional diagnosis that describes a condition arising after the beginning of the hospital observation and treatment and then modifying the course of the patient's illness or the medical care required. A comorbidity is an additional diagnosis that describes a preexisting condition that because of its presence with a specific principal diagnosis will likely cause an increase in the patient's length of stay in the hospital
This is an additional diagnosis that describes a condition arising after the beginning of the hospital observation and treatment and then modifies the course of the patients illness or the medical care required. Complication
The current version of UHDDS includes _______ data elements. 20