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Patient—additional body function or structure affected, body function or structure code N[N]

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termAdditional body function or structure of patient affected
METeOR identifier:Help on this term532509
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 21/11/2013
Definition:Help on this termThe body function or structure of the patient alleged to have been affected, in addition to the primary body function or structure affected, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Patient—additional body function or structure affected

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Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN[N]
Maximum character length:Help on this term2
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ValueMeaning
1Mental functions or structures of the nervous system
2Sensory functions and pain of the eye, ear and related structures
3Voice and speech functions or structures involved in voice and speech
4Functions or structures of the cardiovascular, haematological, immunological and respiratory systems
5Functions or structures of the digestive, metabolic and endocrine systems
6Genitourinary or reproductive functions and structures
7Neuromusculoskeletal or movement-related functions and structures
8Functions and structures of the skin and related structures
9Death
Supplementary values:Help on this term
97Not applicable
99Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Comments:Help on this termThe coding categories for this value domain are based on the chapter headings for body functions and body structures in the Body component of the World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF 2.1a) (WHO 2003).

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
Steward:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
Reference documents:Help on this termWHO (World Health Organization) 2003. International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). Geneva: WHO

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

This data element should be used in conjunction with the data element Patient—primary body function or structure affected, body function or structure code N[N] to provide a greater depth of information on the harm alleged to have resulted from the health-care incident.

Up to three codes may be selected for this data element.

CODE 1   Mental functions or structures of the nervous system

'Mental functions or structures of the nervous system' should be recorded where psychological harm was an additional rather than the primary effect on the patient.

CODE 2   Sensory functions and pain of the eye, ear and related structures

'Sensory functions and pain of the eye, ear and related structures' should be recorded where the pain experienced as a result of the incident was an additional rather than the primary effect on the patient. Where the pain experienced by the patient is deemed to be more disabling than the associated physical or mental damage to the patient, record the body structure or structures with which the pain is closely associated as an additional body function or structure affected.

CODE 4   Functions or structures of the cardiovascular, haematological, immunological and respiratory systems

'Functions or structures of the cardiovascular, haematological, immunological and respiratory systems' should be recorded where an additional effect on the patient is a cancer that has progressed and affects major body systems. In the case of cancer primarily affecting a single organ or body part, the appropriate code for that organ or body part should be recorded. This rule should also be followed for other conditions affecting major body systems.

CODE 9   Death

'Death' is an invalid code for this data element but is a valid response for the data element: Patient—primary body function or structure affected, body function or structure code N[N].

CODE 97   Not applicable

'Not applicable' is an invalid code for this data element but is a valid response for the data element: Patient—primary body function or structure affected, body function or structure code N[N].

CODE 99   Not stated/Inadequately described

'Not stated/Inadequately described' should be used only when the information is not currently available, but is expected to become available as the claim progresses.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
Steward:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare

Relational attributes

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Supersedes Patient—additional body function or structure affected, body function or structure code N[N] Health, Superseded 21/11/2013

See also Patient—primary body function or structure affected, body function or structure code N[N] Health, Standard 07/12/2011

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Medical indemnity NBPDS 2014- Health, Standard 21/11/2013

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