Specific code 2011 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 968.4
Poisoning by other and unspecified general anesthetics
  • Short description: Pois-gen anesth NEC/NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 968.4 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 968.4 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2011 version of ICD-9-CM 968.4.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 968.4: 2012 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Anesthetic death
  • Anesthetic overdose
  • Central nervous system depressants and anesthetic agent poisoning
  • Central nervous system depressants and anesthetic overdose
  • Decarboxylase inhibitor overdose
  • Desflurane overdose
  • Desflurane overdose of undetermined intent
  • Desflurane poisoning of undetermined intent
  • General anesthetic drug overdose
  • General anesthetic drug poisoning
  • General anesthetic overdose
  • Intentional overdose by therapeutic gases
  • Isoflurane overdose
  • Isoflurane overdose of undetermined intent
  • Isoflurane poisoning of undetermined intent
  • Overdose of anesthetic agent
  • Poisoning by anesthetic agent
  • Preoperative anesthetic death
  • Selegiline overdose
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 968.4 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T41.201A Poisoning by unspecified general anesthetics, accidental (unintentional), initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T41.202A Poisoning by unspecified general anesthetics, intentional self-harm, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T41.203A Poisoning by unspecified general anesthetics, assault, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T41.204A Poisoning by unspecified general anesthetics, undetermined, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T41.291A Poisoning by other general anesthetics, accidental (unintentional), initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T41.292A Poisoning by other general anesthetics, intentional self-harm, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T41.293A Poisoning by other general anesthetics, assault, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM T41.294A Poisoning by other general anesthetics, undetermined, initial encounter
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 968.4:
  • Anesthesia, anesthetic 782.0
    • complication or reaction NEC 995.22
      • due to
        • correct substance properly administered 995.22
        • overdose or wrong substance given 968.4
          • specified anesthetic - see Table of Drugs and Chemicals
    • death from
      • correct substance properly administered 995.4
      • during delivery 668.9
      • overdose or wrong substance given 968.4
        • specified anesthetic - see Table of Drugs and Chemicals
    • shock
      • due to
        • correct substance properly administered 995.4
        • overdose or wrong substance given 968.4
          • specified anesthetic - see Table of Drugs and Chemicals
  • Arrest, arrested
    • cardiac 427.5
      • with
        • abortion - see Abortion, by type, with specified complication NEC
        • ectopic pregnancy (see also categories 633.0-633.9) 639.8
        • molar pregnancy (see also categories 630-632) 639.8
      • complicating
        • anesthesia
          • correct substance properly administered 427.5
          • obstetric 668.1
          • overdose or wrong substance given 968.4
            • specified anesthetic - see Table of Drugs and Chemicals
        • delivery (cesarean) (instrumental) 669.4
        • ectopic or molar pregnancy 639.8
        • surgery (nontherapeutic) (therapeutic) 997.1
      • fetus or newborn 779.85
      • following
      • personal history, successfully rescucitated V12.53
      • postoperative (immediate) 997.1
        • long-term effect of cardiac surgery 429.4
  • Death
    • anesthetic
      • due to
        • correct substance properly administered 995.4
        • overdose or wrong substance given 968.4
          • specified anesthetic - see Table of Drugs and Chemicals
      • during delivery 668.9
    • under anesthesia NEC
      • due to
        • correct substance properly administered 995.4
        • overdose or wrong substance given 968.4
          • specified anesthetic - see Table of Drugs and Chemicals
      • during delivery 668.9
  • Pneumonitis (acute) (primary) (see also Pneumonia) 486
    • postanesthetic
      • correct substance properly administered 507.0
      • obstetric 668.0
      • overdose or wrong substance given 968.4
        • specified anesthetic - see Table of Drugs and Chemicals
  • Shock 785.50
    • anesthetic
      • correct substance properly administered 995.4
      • overdose or wrong substance given 968.4
        • specified anesthetic - see Table of Drugs and Chemicals
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