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Abortion NOS

Publication Date: December 2009

Implementation Date: 1/07/2020

ICD 10 AM Edition: Sixth edition

Query Number: 2488

If the type of abortion is not specified, can we assume it to be spontaneous or do we use O06.x Unspecified abortion which is the default in the index?

Response

In the absence of any information to support the specified type of abortion, follow the default in the index to assign O06.x Unspecified abortion.

Please be aware that there are lead terms other than abortion relevant to these scenarios. For example, documentation of miscarriage leads to O03 Spontaneous abortion in the index.