Surgery Trend Ranking in MDV Data (2022)

1. What Kind of Information is included in MDV Database?

MDV database contains medical treatment, disease, and partial blood test result information allowing different analyses by pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers, academia, research institutions, and health insurance companies.
For surgery or any medical treatment other than medication, it is important to note that the categories and code system used in Japan is unique. For example, surgeries are all referred as “K code” category. These codes can be used to pinpoint number of patients as well as volume of surgeries.

2. Surgery Trend Ranking in MDV Data (January 2022 – December 2022)

MDV Database contains more than 45 million patient data from over 480 hospitals in Japan:

NoHealth Claim Number CodeHealth Claim Number NameNumber of Patients
1K000Wound processing326,957
2K920-2Blood transfusion management fee192,259
4K721Endoscopic large intestine polypectomy / membrane resection182,213
5K931Ultrasound coagulation incision apparatus and others add-on fee142,880
6K282Lens reconstruction surgery87,221
7K936Autosuture device add-on fee71,998
8K046Invasive fracture surgery55,376
9K005Skin, subdermal tumor extirpation (exposed part)34,530
10K549Percutaneous coronary artery stenting34,347
11K939Surgery support by images or others add-on fee27,938
12K082Artificial joint replacement27,729
13K142Spinal fusion, laminectomy, laminoplasty (including multiple intervertebral or multiple vertebral arch surgery)26,662
14K672-2Laparoscopic cholecystectomy26,431
15K688Endoscopic biliary stenting25,589
16K595Percutaneous catheter ablation25,508
17K001Skin incision25,131
18K006Skin, subdermal tumor extirpation (except exposed part)25,059
19K476Malignant breast tumor surgery23,034
20K898Caesarean delivery22,409

Various surgeries for different diseases can be observed as MDV database consist of hospitals that have capabilities to treat both acute and chronic diseases. Blood test results can be combined in the survey to support a more comprehensive analysis.

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