Surgery Trend Ranking in MDV Data (2021)

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 2021 - December 2021)

MDV Database contains more than 40 million patient data from over 460 hospitals in Japan:

No Health Claim Number Code Health Claim Number Name Number of Patients
1 K000 Wound processing 319,735
2 K920-2 Blood transfusion management fee 192,646
3 K920 Transfusion 183,257
4 K721 Endoscopic large intestine polypectomy/membrane resection 180,228
5 K931 Ultrasonic coagulation incision apparatus and others add-on fee 141,799
6 K282 Lens reconstruction surgery 80,976
7 K936 Auto-suture device add-on fee 72,874
8 K046 Invasive fracture surgery 54,505
9 K549 Percutaneous coronary artery stenting 36,555
10 K005 Skin, subdermal tumor extirpation (exposed part) 34,173
11 K142 Spinal fusion, laminectomy, laminoplasty (including multiple intervertebral or multiple vertebral arch surgery) 27,166
12 K001 Skin incision 26,712
13 K672-2 Laparoscopic cholecystectomy 26,696
14 K688 Endoscopic biliary stenting 25,629
15 K595 Percutaneous catheter ablation 25,250
16 K082 Artificial joint replacement 25,211
17 K939 Surgery support by imaging and others add-on fee 25,007
18 K006 Skin, subdermal tumor extirpation (except exposed part) 24,471
19 K898 Caesarean delivery 23,096
20 K476 Malignant breast tumor surgery 22,429

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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