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st: RE: Large databases, ICD-9 codes, and labels


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Large databases, ICD-9 codes, and labels
Date   Fri, 25 Oct 2002 19:17:41 +0100

Desmond Brown
>
> For Richard Hoskins:
>
> Youprobably know that Stata's icd9 commands include
>
> icd9 gen newvar = varname, desc
>
> where varname is a variable containing icd9 codes. This
> creates a new
> variable with the descriptions of the short description of the icd9
> code. I don't know if this would give you what you need,
> but it works
> great for getting a preliminary look at the diagnoses or procedures
> represented in a subset of the data.

The previous thread started by Richard on Wednesday provoked
various similar responses on -icd9-, so can we take that
as read please?

Nick
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk

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