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Injury event—external cause, code (ICD-10-AM 5th edn) ANN{.N[N]}

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termExternal cause (admitted patient)
METeOR identifier:Help on this term333853
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 05/02/2008
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The environmental event, circumstance or condition as the cause of injury, poisoning and other adverse effect, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Injury event—external cause

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Classification scheme:International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, Tenth Revision, Australian Modification 5th edition
Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termString
Format:Help on this termANN{.N[N]}
Maximum character length:Help on this term6

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Origin:Help on this term

International Classification of Diseases - Tenth Revision - Australian Modification (5th Edition 2004) National Centre for Classification in Health, Sydney

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Guide for use:Help on this term

This code must be used in conjunction with an injury or poisoning code and can be used with other disease codes. Admitted patients should be coded to the complete ICD-10-AM classification.

An external cause code should be sequenced following the related injury or poisoning code, or following the group of codes, if more than one injury or condition has resulted from this external cause. Provision should be made to record more than one external cause if appropriate. External cause codes in the range W00 to Y34, except Y06 and Y07 must be accompanied by a place of occurrence code.

External cause codes V01 to Y34 must be accompanied by an activity code.

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Enables categorisation of injury and poisoning according to factors important for injury control. This information is necessary for defining and monitoring injury control targets, injury costing and identifying cases for in-depth research. It is also used as a quality of care indicator of adverse patient outcomes.

An extended activity code is being developed in consultation with the National Injury Surveillance Unit, Flinders University, Adelaide.

Source and reference attributes

Origin:Help on this term

National Centre for Classification in Health

National Data Standards for Injury Surveillance Advisory Group

National Health Data Committee

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Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Injury event—external cause, code (ICD-10-AM 4th edn) ANN{.N[N]} Health, Superseded 07/12/2005

Has been superseded by Injury event—external cause, code (ICD-10-AM 6th edn) ANN{.N[N]} Health, Superseded 22/12/2009

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
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Admitted patient care NMDS 2006-07 Health, Superseded 23/10/2006

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Admitted patient care NMDS 2007-08 Health, Superseded 05/02/2008

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Injury surveillance DSS Health, Superseded 05/02/2008

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Injury surveillance NMDS Health, Superseded 03/05/2006

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Implementation in Indicators:Help on this termUsed as numerator
National Healthcare Agreement: P41-Falls resulting in patient harm in hospitals, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011
National Healthcare Agreement: P42-Intentional self-harm in hospitals, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011
National Healthcare Agreement: P52-Falls resulting in patient harm in residential aged care, 2010 Health, Superseded 08/06/2011
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