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Table 1 Summary of patients assigned a PE ICD-10 code who should have been assigned an alternative diagnostic code (Miscoded PEs)

From: Limitations of pulmonary embolism ICD-10 codes in emergency department administrative data: let the buyer beware

Diagnosis Number coded as PE
Abscess 1
Anxiety 4
Bloody diarrhea 1
Bronchitis 1
Cardiac arrest 1
Chest pain 9
Colic 1
Dyspnea NYD 4
Elevated lactate 1
Emphysema 1
Exertional dyspnea 2
Fever NYD 1
General malaise 1
Heart failure 1
Homicidal threats 1
Hyperparathyroidism 1
Hypoxia 5
Influenza 1
Malignancy 1
Metastatic cancer 5
No discharge notes 4
Pancreatic cancer 2
Pleural effusion 5
Pneumonia 2
Recent PE 3
Substance abuse 1
Urinary tract infection 1
Venous thromboembolism 1
Weakness 2
Total 64