Table 3

The frequency of ICD 10 codes used to define upper gastrointestinal cases in the hospital episodes statistics database
ICD 10 description ICD 10 Frequency
Haematemesis K920 9359
Melaena K921 5802
Gastrointestinal haemorrhage unspecified K922 4014
Duodenal ulcer chronic or unspecified with haemorrhage K264 1333
Gastro-oesophageal laceration-haemorrhage syndrome K226 1171
Gastric ulcer chronic or unspecified with haemorrhage K254 1038
Duodenal ulcer acute with haemorrhage K260 529
Acute haemorrhagic gastritis K290 525
Oesophageal varices with bleeding I850 517
Haemorrhage of oesophagus K228 483
Gastric ulcer acute with haemorrhage K250 399
Peptic ulcer chronic or unspecified with both haemorrhage and perforation K274 88
Duodenal ulcer chronic or unspecified with haemorrhage K266 81
Duodenal ulcer acute with both haemorrhage and perforation K262 38
Gastric ulcer acute with chronic or unspecified with both haemorrhage and perforation K256 31
Peptic ulcer acute with haemorrhage K270 20
Gastric ulcer acute with both haemorrhage and perforation K252 17
Gastrojejunal ulcer chronic or unspecified with haemorrhage K284 14
Gastrojejunal ulcer acute with haemorrhage K280 6
Peptic ulcer chronic or unspecified with haemorrhage K276 3
Gastrojejunal ulcer chronic or unspecified with haemorrhage K286 2
Gastrojejunal ulcer with both haemorrhage and perforation K282 1
Total 25471

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Crooks et al. BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:392   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-392

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