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Charlson Comorbidity Index for Patient in ICU

Purpose:

To identify the comorbid groups of Christensen et al in a patient in the intensive care unit (ICU).

Specialty:

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Objective:

disease progression, comorbid conditions

ICD-10:

C00-C14, C15-C26, C30-C39, C40-C41, C43-C44, C45-C49, C50-C50, C51-C58, C60-C63, C64-C68, C69-C72, C73-C75, C76-C80, C81-C96, C97-C97, E10-E14, I20-I25, I50.0, I60-I69, I70-I79, J44, J84, K25, K26, K27, K28, K70-K77, N18, R68

Description:

Christensen et al evaluated patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) for comorbid conditions. They modified the Charlson Comorbidity Index (CCI) by creating 10 groups that are more relevant for this population. The authors are from Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark and the Ohio State University.

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