Case #294

Updated by Martti Virtanen over 7 years ago

National ID: CPK ID 548
Initiated: 2013-11-13



_The Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare (SOS) makes own definition tables parallel to the process at the Nordic Casemix Centre (NCC) and the current problem was discovered during routine comparison between SWE2014CC-SOS-PR02 (SOS version) and SWE2014PR0F (NCC version) in the autumn 2013._

In the SOS NordDRG version 2014 we deleted from the DG1 table a number of code pairs (see table below) that don’t exist in Sweden. We are not using codes on 3-digit level any more. They were officially deleted 2008/12/31 and should be removed from all the NordDRG tables five years after that date.


We also noticed that there are code pairs in the ICD table in the NCC version that we excluded in the SOS version because they have no grouping properties (see table below).


Martti commented: ”Technically a codepair can be used even when it is not listed in the classification tables. Therefore properties existing for pairs in common version are included here. If not needed should be reported on the Forum and eventually removed!”

We think that it is unnecessary to have irrelevant code pairs in the ICD table and they should be deleted.


*NPK, Sweden – 2014-02-12*

The code pairs (with all their properties) in the upper table above are deleted from the DG1 table in the NCC version. The code pairs in the lower table above are deleted from the ICD table in the NCC version.

The changes are specified in +Suggestion CPK ID 548.xls+.

*Decided changes*

*Organization – yyyy-mm-dd*

National organizations may decide to introduce the change in their own version.
Otherwise the organization is NCC.

*DRG change*

Description of the movements of cases between new and existing groups.

*Technical change*

Technical description in text format.
There must also be technical changes according to the NCC Excel template. This Excel file should be named “Decision” plus the ID of the case.


NordDRG [year] [version]