Cardiac impairment or heart failure?: Changing the name has knock-on effects

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7516.577-b (Published 08 September 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:577
  1. Catie Gilbert, clinical coder (catie.gilbert@wsh.nhs.uk)
  1. Clinical Coding Department, West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 2QZ

    EDITOR—Lehman et al suggest calling “heart failure” “cardiac impairment.”1 As a clinical coder, I bring to your attention that “heart failure” is coded to the ICD-10 …

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