DRG e disturbi respiratori durante il sonno

Translated title of the contribution: DRG and sleep breathing disorders

Fabrizio Dal Farra, Alberto Braghiroli, Riccardo Drigo, Francesco Fanfulla, Giuseppe Insalaco

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Sleep breathing disorders are an heterogeneous group of pathologies that may occur only during sleep or be already present in wakefulness where the sleep state determines specific features. The classification of diseases, injuries, surgical procedures and diagnostic and therapeutic procedures is derived from the ICD-9 classification of the World Health Organization (WHO). It's used for the coding of clinical information in the hospital discharge card (SDO). The benefits provided to in-patients by the hospital are grouped according to the Anglo-Saxon classification system "Diagnosis Related Groups System" (DRG). Accurate coding of diagnoses and procedures of the health benefits description provided by the National Health Service (SSN) is an essential aspect of the appropriateness and is one of the elements that makes a significant contribution to improve SSN quality. A structured coding system addresses the need to describe uniformly across the country, the conditions that determine the use of health facilities and diagnostic and therapeutic procedures that are provided.

Translated title of the contributionDRG and sleep breathing disorders
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)294-299
Number of pages6
JournalRassegna di Patologia dell'Apparato Respiratorio
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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