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Person—underlying cause of death, code (ICD-10 2nd edn) ANN-ANN

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termUnderlying cause of death
Synonymous names:Help on this termUCOD code
METeOR identifier:Help on this term307931
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 01/10/2008
Definition:Help on this termThe disease or injury which initiated the train of morbid events leading directly to a person's death or the circumstances of the accident or violence which produced the fatal injury, as represented by a code. (WHO 2004)
Data Element Concept:Person—underlying cause of death

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Representational attributes

Classification scheme:International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, Tenth Revision, (2nd edition)
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Data type:Help on this termString
Format:Help on this termANN-ANN
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Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this termUnderlying cause of death is central to mortality coding and comparable international mortality reporting.
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The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) codes and classifies the underlying cause of death (UCOD) according to the rules and guidelines for mortality coding adopted by the World Health Assembly and set out in the World Health Organisation's International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD).

The ABS uses the Mortality Medical Data System (MMDS) to process and code cause-of-death information reported on death certificates.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Bureau of Statistics
Origin:Help on this term

Australian Bureau of Statistics 2004. Information Paper: Cause of death certification. Catalogue no. 1205.0.55.001. Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics. Viewed 31 August 2005.

National Center for Health Statistics 2005. About the Mortality Medical Data System. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Viewed 31 August 2005.

World Health Organisation 2004. The International statistical classification of diseases and related health problems, tenth revision, (2nd edn). Geneva: World Health Organisation.

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Australian Bureau of Statistics 2004. Information Paper: Cause of death certification. Catalogue no. 1205.0.55.001. Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics. Viewed 31 August 2005.

World Health Organisation 2004. The International statistical classification of diseases and related health problems, tenth revision, (2nd edn). Geneva: World Health Organisation.

Relational attributes

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Has been superseded by Person—underlying cause of death, code (ICD-10 2016 version) ANN{.N} Health, Standardisation pending 15/11/2019

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National Healthcare Agreement: PI 08–Major causes of death, 2017 Health, Superseded 30/01/2018
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 08–Major causes of death, 2018 Health, Superseded 19/06/2019
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 08–Major causes of death, 2019 Health, Standard 19/06/2019
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National Healthcare Agreement: PI 09-Incidence of heart attacks, 2013 Health, Superseded 30/04/2014
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 09-Incidence of heart attacks, 2014 Health, Superseded 14/01/2015
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 09–Incidence of heart attacks (acute coronary events), 2016 Health, Superseded 31/01/2017
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 09–Incidence of heart attacks (acute coronary events), 2017 Health, Superseded 30/01/2018
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 09–Incidence of heart attacks (acute coronary events), 2018 Health, Superseded 19/06/2019
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 09–Incidence of heart attacks (acute coronary events), 2019 Health, Standard 19/06/2019
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 16-Potentially avoidable deaths, 2013 Health, Superseded 30/04/2014
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 16-Potentially avoidable deaths, 2014 Health, Superseded 14/01/2015
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 20-Potentially avoidable deaths, 2011 Health, Superseded 30/10/2011
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 20-Potentially avoidable deaths, 2012 Health, Superseded 25/06/2013
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 59-Age-standardised mortality by major cause of death, 2011 Health, Superseded 31/10/2011
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 59-Age-standardised mortality by major cause of death, 2012 Health, Superseded 25/06/2013
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