ICD-9-CM codes must have periods removed. Diagnostic codes are prefixed with
'D' while procedure codes are prefixed with 'P'. So, diagnostic code
404.03 should be
a unique character vector of ICD-9-CM codes
Note: A subsequent publication (Sigakis, 2013) found the following: "Calibration "in-the-large" for RSI in-hospitalmortality illustrated a discrepancy between actual (1.5 identified a regression constant (-2.198) in the published RSI "all-covariates.xls" file that was not used in the published SPSS implementation macro."
The risk stratification index score
1. Sessler DI, Sigl JC, Manberg PJ, Kelley SD, Schubert A, Chamoun NG. Broadly applicable risk stratification system for predicting duration of hospitalization and mortality. Anesthesiology. 2010 Nov;113(5):1026-37. doi: 10.1097/ALN.0b013e3181f79a8d.
2. Sigakis MJG, Bittner EA, Wanderer JP: Validation of a risk stratification index and risk quantification index for predicting patient outcomes: in-hospital mortality, 30-day mortality, 1-year mortality, and length-of-stay. Anesthesiology 2013; 119:525-40
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