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chapter 5

TermDefinition
Autopsy a postdeath examination of the body, including dissection of the internal organs, to determine the cause of death
CBC complete blood count
CPT Current procedural terminology. used to code procedures
DRG diagnosis related group. a group of diagnosis with similarities in treatment and resource consumption
Differential diagnosis a tentative diagnosis, based on symptoms, made before any diagnostic test are preformed
EKG Electrocardiogram
ICD INTERNATIONAL Classification of diseases. used to code diagnosis and procedures
Principle diagnosis the diagnosis that, after study, proves to be the reason for a patients admission
Respiratory and physical therapy therapy to assist a patient with breathing and physical movement respectively
secondary diagnosis an additional diagnosis which was treated or was present during the patients hospitalization
Created by: Legallyborn