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Slide Presentation of the 2007 Annual Meeting of AHRQ

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  • All patients with diabetes 18-75 years of age
  • Codes to identify patients with diabetes include:
    • ICD-9-CM Codes: 250, 357.2, 362.0, 366.41, 648.0) (DRGs) 294, 205
  • Prescriptions to identify patients with diabetes include:
    • Insulin prescriptions (drug list is available) and Oral hypoglycemics/antihyperglycemics prescriptions (drug list is available)

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