Injury event—external cause, code (ICD-10-AM 6th edn) ANN{.N[N]}

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:External cause (admitted patient)
METeOR identifier:361926
Registration status:Health, Superseded 22/12/2009
Definition:

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

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Classification scheme:International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, Tenth Revision, Australian Modification 6th edition
Representation class:Code
Data type:String
Format:ANN{.N[N]}
Maximum character length:6

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

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.

Comments:

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:

National Centre for Classification in Health

National Data Standards for Injury Surveillance Advisory Group

National Health Data Committee

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Supersedes Injury event—external cause, code (ICD-10-AM 5th edn) ANN{.N[N]} Health, Superseded 05/02/2008

Has been superseded by Injury event—external cause, code (ICD-10-AM 7th edn) ANN{.N[N]} Health, Superseded 02/05/2013, Commonwealth Department of Health, Candidate 16/07/2015

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:
All attributes +

Admitted patient care NMDS 2008-09 Health, Superseded 04/02/2009

DSS specific attributes +

Admitted patient care NMDS 2009-10 Health, Superseded 22/12/2009

DSS specific attributes +

Injury surveillance DSS Health, Superseded 14/12/2009

DSS specific attributes +
Implementation in Indicators:Used as numerator
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 41-Falls resulting in patient harm in hospitals, 2011 Health, Superseded 31/10/2011
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 41-Falls resulting in patient harm in hospitals, 2012 Health, Retired 25/06/2013
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 42-Intentional self-harm in hospitals, 2011 Health, Superseded 31/10/2011
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 42-Intentional self-harm in hospitals, 2012 Health, Retired 25/06/2013
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 52-Falls in residential aged care resulting in patient harm and treated in hospital, 2011 Health, Superseded 31/10/2011
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 52-Falls in residential aged care resulting in patient harm and treated in hospital, 2012 Health, Retired 25/06/2013
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 62-Hospitalisation for injury and poisoning, 2011 Health, Superseded 31/10/2011
National Healthcare Agreement: PI 62-Hospitalisation for injury and poisoning, 2012 Health, Retired 25/06/2013