Table 5

Comparison of venous thromboembolism diagnoses in HES and general practice records
HES Diagnosis (ICD-10 code)
Pulmonary Embolism (I26) Venous Thrombosis (I80-I82) All Venous Thromboembolism (I26, I80-I82)
General Practitioner Report: N=285 N=495 N=761*
Same as HES diagnosis 91.2% (260) 91.3% (452) 91.1% (693)*
Closely related diagnosis 1.4% (4) 1.8% (9) 1.7% (13)
No venous thromboembolism diagnosis 7.4% (21) 6.9% (34) 7.2% (55)

HES: hospital episode statistics; ICD-10: International Classification of Diseases (10th Revision).

* Rows do not total as 19 women with both sub-group ICD codes in selected HES record are included in both sub-group columns.

Wright et al.

Wright et al. BMC Medical Research Methodology 2012 12:161   doi:10.1186/1471-2288-12-161

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