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Abstract

To take or withdraw from; as, to abstract the funds of a bank. To remove or separate. To summarize or abridge.

An abstract comprises—or concentrates in itself—the essential qualities of a larger thing—or of several things—in a short, abbreviated form. It differs from a transcript, which is a verbatim copy of the thing itself and is more comprehensive.

Cross-references

Abstract of Title.

abstract

n. in general, a summary of a record or document, such as an abstract of judgment or abstract of title to real property.

abstract

noun abbreviation, abbreviature, analect, brief, capsule, compendium, compilation, compression, condensation, consolidation, conspectus, contraction, digest, epitoma, epitome, extract, pandect, precis, reduction, summary, synopsis
Associated concepts: abstract idea, abstract of a record, abbtract of judgment, abstract of title, abstract proposition of law, abstracts of evidence, marketable title acts, title search

abstract

(Separate), verb detach, disengage, disjoin, dissociate, disunite, isolate, remove, take out of context

abstract

(Summarize), verb abbreviate, abridge, capsulize, compact, compress, condense, contract, reduce, shorten, synopsize, telescope
See also: abridgment, capsule, compendium, condense, delineation, digest, extract, hold up, intangible, lessen, moot, note, outline, recondite, restatement, review, rob, scenario, select, speculative, steal, summary, synopsis, theoretical, withdraw
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Coding of heart failure diagnoses in Saskatchewan: A validation study of hospital discharge abstracts.
Figure 9 Mean Inpatient Days, by Race for Disabled Dually and Non-Dually Eligible Medicare Beneficiaries: California, 2001 Dually Eligible Beneficiaries Non-Dually Eligible Beneficiaries White 1,805 1,235 Black 2,383 1,200 Others 1,769 1,029 SOURCES: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: Data from the Denominator File and Enrollment Database, 2001 and the California Office of Statewide Hearth Planning and Development Patient Discharge Abstract, 2001.
If complications screening methods such as PPCs are to be used for performance assessment, they must first address whether ICD-9-CM (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2006) discharge abstract codes can identify in-hospital complications with reasonable accuracy.
Hospital discharge abstracts for all South Carolina and California residents hospitalized respectively in a South Carolina or California hospital were used to identify all in-hospital deliveries of a single-gestation live birth of at least 500 grams during the study years noted.
Full-text articles were included if both reviewers agreed that the article met all eligibility criteria: validated AMI ICD-9 or ICD-10 codes (including any country-specific modification in these coding frameworks); specified the ICD codes used in hospital discharge abstract data; and reported sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value (PPV), or negative predictive value (NPV) or provided the data required to calculate these values.
6) Our findings and those of Brunskill (1990) suggest that hospitals have not consistently or completely entered birth weight information on discharge abstracts.
Three databases were thus created for the same hospital discharges: (1) ICD-10 discharge abstract data, (2) ICD-9-CM discharge abstract data, and (3) chart review data.
We used the discharge abstracts to specify binary variables for payer (Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, other private, other government, no third party), and a Charlson comorbidity index based on the diagnoses within their initial inpatient discharge after diagnosis (Charlson et al.
Over 40 states now collect discharge abstracts on all hospitalized patients in acute care hospitals.
These California Hospital Outcome Project (CHOP) reports use discharge abstracts required of all state-licensed hospitals.
In-hospital deaths can be readily ascertained from patients' medical records or hospital discharge abstracts (i.
We obtained outcome information from either the index discharge abstract or subsequent linked abstracts.