CHAMPS Diagnosis standards
August 29, 2019
CHAMPS Diagnosis Standards (DS) for Determination of Cause of Death (DeCoDe) provide guidance to standardize assignment of cause of death for each CHAMPS for which the Minimally Invasive Tissue Sampling (MITS) procedure was performed. While not intended to replace clinical and pathological judgment, these DS will support both accuracy and consistency of cause of death assignment across all sites.
Specifically, this document:
- Outlines the application of CHAMPS data (Table 1) to the diagnoses of conditions contributing to mortality in children
- Details the process of assigning level of certainty to each diagnosis based on the completeness and specificity of available data
- Lists the clinical signs and/or symptoms that support diagnosis of a condition at each level of certainty
- Links each diagnosis to its corresponding International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems 10th Revision (ICD-10) code in accordance with international standards for mortality surveillance.
To read the full Diagnostic Standards document, click below: