volume 52, issue 2, P214-219 1992
DOI: 10.1038/clpt.1992.132
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Abstract: To determine the feasibility of the use of Medicaid data to study drug-induced acute liver disease, we reviewed the medical records of 414 patients receiving Medicaid, age 20 or older, with an ICD-9-CM inpatient billing code consistent with acute hepatitis. Of the patients whose records were reviewed, 15.9% were alcoholics, 31.9% had acute hepatitis A or B, 13.5% were intravenous drug users, 8.2% had acute cholecystitis or choledocholithiasis, and 4.1% had received a blood transfusion within the previous 6 mon…

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