ICD-9 Diagnosis Code E872.5

Fail sterile catheter

Diagnosis Code E872.5

ICD-9: E872.5
Short Description: Fail sterile catheter
Long Description: Failure of sterile precautions during aspiration of fluid or tissue, puncture, and catheterization
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code E872.5

Code Classification
  • External causes of injury (V)
    • Misadventures to patients during surgical and medical care (E870-E876)
      • E872 Failure of sterile precautions during procedure
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