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Person—bodily location of main injury, code NN

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termBodily location of main injury
METeOR identifier:Help on this term268943
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 01/03/2005
Tasmanian Health, Draft 23/07/2012
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The bodily location of the injury chiefly responsible for the attendance of the person at the health care facility, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Person—bodily location of main injury

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termString
Format:Help on this termNN
Maximum character length:Help on this term2
Permissible values:Help on this term
01Head (excludes face)
02Face (excludes eye)
06Lower back (includes loin)
07Pelvis (includes perineum, anogenital area and buttocks)
09Upper arm
13Hand (include fingers)
17Lower leg
19Foot (include toes)
20Unspecified bodily location
21Multiple injuries (involving more than one bodily location)
22Bodily location not required

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

If the full International Classification of Diseases - Tenth Revision - Australian Modification code is used to code the injury, this metadata item is not required (see metadata items Principal diagnosis and Additional diagnosis.

If any code from 01 to 12 or 26 to 29 in the metadata item Nature of main injury has been selected, the body region affected by that injury must be specified.

Select the category that best describes the location of the injury. If two or more categories are judged to be equally appropriate, select the one that comes first on the code list. A major injury, if present, should always be coded rather than a minor injury. If a major injury has been sustained (e.g. a fractured femur), along with one or more minor injuries (e.g. some small abrasions), the major injury should be coded in preference to coding 'multiple injuries'. As a general guide, an injury which, on its own, would be unlikely to have led to the attendance may be regarded as 'minor'. Bodily location of main injury is not required with other nature of main injury codes (code 22 may be used as a filler to indicate that a specific body region code is not required).

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The injury diagnosis is necessary for purposes including epidemiological research, casemix studies and planning. The nature of main injury together with the bodily location of the main injury indicates the diagnosis.

This metadata item is related to the ICD-10-AM injury and poisoning classification. However, coding to the full ICD-10-AM injury and poisoning classification (see metadata item Principal diagnosis is not available in most settings where basic injury surveillance is undertaken. This metadata item, in combination with the metadata item Nature of main injury is a practicable alternative. Data coded to the full ICD-10-AM codes can be aggregated to match this item, facilitating data comparison. Further information on the national injury surveillance program can be obtained from the National Injury Surveillance Unit, Flinders University, Adelaide.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

National Injury Surveillance Unit, Flinders University, Adelaide

National Data Standards for Injury Surveillance Advisory Group

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Bodily location of main injury, version 1, DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (19.5 KB)

See also Injury event—nature of main injury, non-admitted patient code NN{.N} Health, Standard 01/03/2005, Tasmanian Health, Draft 23/07/2012

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
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Injury surveillance DSS Health, Superseded 05/02/2008

Injury surveillance DSS Health, Superseded 14/12/2009

Injury surveillance DSS 2010-13 Health, Superseded 02/05/2013

DSS specific attributes +

Injury surveillance NBPDS 2013- Health, Standard 02/05/2013

DSS specific attributes +

Injury surveillance NMDS Health, Superseded 03/05/2006

DSS specific attributes +

Injury surveillance NMDS Health, Superseded 07/12/2005

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