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Injury event—external cause, text X[X(99)]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termNarrative description of injury event
METeOR identifier:Help on this term268946
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 01/03/2005
Tasmanian Health, Draft 23/07/2012
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A textual description of the environmental event, circumstance or condition as the cause of injury, poisoning and other adverse effect.

Data element concept attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Data element concept:Injury event—external cause
METeOR identifier:Help on this term269426
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 20/10/2021
Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 02/09/2016
ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018
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Environmental event, circumstance or condition as the cause of injury, poisoning and other adverse effect.

Context:Help on this term

Injury surveillance

Object class:Help on this termInjury event
Property:Help on this termExternal cause

Value domain attributes

Identifying and definitional attributes

Value domain:Text X[X(99)]
METeOR identifier:Help on this term270662
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 01/03/2005
Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 04/05/2021
Indigenous, Endorsed 11/08/2014
Commonwealth Department of Health, Proposed 17/11/2015
Community Services (retired), Standard 14/09/2009
Youth Justice, Standardisation pending 10/01/2022
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A combination of alphanumeric characters.

Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termText
Data type:Help on this termString
Format:Help on this termX[X(99)]
Maximum character length:Help on this term100

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

Write a brief description of how the injury occurred. It should indicate what went wrong (the breakdown event); the mechanism by which this event led to injury; and the object(s) or substance(s) most important in the event. The type of place at which the event occurred, and the activity of the person who was injured should be indicated.

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The narrative of the injury event is very important to injury control workers as it identifies features of the event not revealed by coded data.

This is a basic item for injury surveillance. The text description of the injury event is structured to indicate context, place, what went wrong and how the event resulted in injury. 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

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Narrative description of injury event, version 1, DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (14.4 KB)

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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