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Table 4 10 Most impacting DRGs on the total expenditure (2014)

From: Prevalence and burden of orthopaedic implantable-device infections in Italy: a hospital-based national study

DRG cod.DRG descriptionProcedureN.%Cumulative %
545Hip or knee replacement, revisionS (Surgical)166131.931.9
249Rehabilitation assistance for diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissueM (medical)105720.352.1
538Local excision and removal of internal fixation means except hip and femur without Complications and comorbidities (CC)S96518.070.6
217Wound debridement and cutaneous transplant except hand, for diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissueS3426.677.2
211Hip and femur surgery, except for major joints, age > 17 without CCS2174.281.4
210Hip and femur surgery, except for major joints, age > 17 with CCS1793.484.8
230Local excision and removal of intramedullary pinning of hip and femurS1563.087.8
537Local excision and removal of intramedullary pinning except hip and femur with CCS1522.990.7
544Major joints replacement or lower limbs reimplantationS901.792.4
502Knee surgery reporting infection as a major diagnosis without CCS821.694.0