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Comorbidity

Patients who are more seriously ill tend to require more hospital resources than patients who are less seriously ill, even though they are admitted to the hospital for the same reason. Recognizing this, the DRG grouper manual splits certain DRGs based on the presence of secondary diagnoses for specific complications or comorbidities (CC).



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