NACRS Pick-Lists

Presenting Complaint List v5.1

The Canadian Emergency Department Information System (CEDIS) Presenting Complaint List (PCL) contains patient complaints commonly seen in the emergency department. It is a standardized list used to capture patient reasons for seeking emergency medical care. The CEDIS PCL is used to capture NACRS Presenting Complaint List (data element 136).

Revisions to PCL v5.1 are included in Table 1. These changes are effective April 1, 2018.

Canadian Emergency Department Diagnosis Shortlist v5.0

1 code has been removed from the Canadian Emergency Department Diagnosis Shortlist (CED-DxS) in v5.0, and the common terms for 2 codes have been modified. The CED-DxS is now a subset of 844 diagnoses derived from more than 17,000 ICD-10-CA codes to capture discharge diagnosis information on emergency department patients in Canada. The CED-DxS is used to capture the ED Discharge Diagnoses (data element 137).

The next version of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th Revision, Canada (ICD-10-CA) will be released in early 2018. As a result, the CED-DxS was reviewed to ensure it aligns with version 2018 of ICD-10-CA.

Revisions to the CED-DxS v5.0 are included in Table 2. These changes are effective April 1, 2018.

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The PCL and CED-DxS are available from CIHI’s online store. PDF and Excel formats are available.

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Table 1 Revisions to the PCL (v5.1)

PCL code PCL description

Description of change

206 Drowning Modified complaint description from Near drowning

Table 2 Revisions to the CED-DxS (v5.0, 2018)

CED-DxS code CED-DxS common term ICD-10-CA v2018 code title Description of change
R95 Sudden Unexplained Death (SUD) Sudden infant death syndrome Modified common term from SIDS — Sudden infant death synd.
T751 Submersion injury (Drowning) Drowning and nonfatal submersion Modified common term from Submersion injury (near drowning).
P60 DIC of fetus and newborn Disseminated intravascular coagulation of fetus and newborn Deletion from CED-DxS due to zero usage