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Volume 18, Number 6—June 2012

Accuracy of ICD-10 Codes for Surveillance of Clostridium difficile Infections, France

Gabrielle JonesComments to Author , Namik Taright, Pierre Yves Boelle, Jeanne Marty, Valérie Lalande, Catherine Eckert, and Frédéric Barbut
Author affiliations: Sainte-Antoine Hospital–Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Paris, Paris, France

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Sensitivity, specificity, and positive and negative predictive values of ICD-10 codes for Clostridium difficile infection, Saint-Antoine Hospital, Paris, France, 2000–2010*

Classification Bact+ Bact– Total
ICD-10+ 225 59 284
ICD-10– 407 316,342 316,749
Total 632 316,401 317,033

*Sensitivity 35.6%, specificity 99.9%, positive predictive value 79.2%, and negative predictive value 99.9%. Bact+, positive result for C. difficile; Bact–, negative result for C. difficle; ICD-10, International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision.

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