When I reviewed the informatics codes provided in the book, I notice that there are some codes missing – does that mean that there are missing diagnoses?

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No, the missing codes represent codes that were not assigned, or diagnoses that have been retired, or removed, from the Taxonomy over time. Please refer to Part 1, Introduction, Table I.1 to see those codes that were never assigned or that no longer appear in the Taxonomy. Codes are not reused, but rather are retired along with the diagnosis. Likewise, unassigned codes are never assigned later, out of sequence, but simply remain permanently unassigned.

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