AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-9 - 2009 Issue 4; Clarifications

Selection of Obstetric Principal Diagnosis

A patient was admitted for planned induction of labor secondary to pre-eclampsia. Induction failed when the patient did not dilate. The decision was made to perform a cesarean section secondary to failed induction. The reason for admission was pre-eclampsia but the reason for the cesarean was failed induction. What is the principal diagnosis? ...

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