External auditory meatus condition code N[N]
Identifying and definitional attributes
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|Registration status:||Indigenous, Endorsed 05/12/2017|
A code set representing conditions of the ear canal.
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Collection and usage attributes
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CODE 1 Clear
No abnormal diagnosis.
CODE 2 Wax/debris
Ear wax or debris located in the ear.
CODE 3 Discharge
Ear discharge is any fluid that comes from the ear.
CODE 4 Foreign body
Unexpected object in the ear canal.
CODE 5 Otitis externa
Inflammation of the ear canal, which may be caused by infection, allergy or other causes.
CODE 88 Other
A condition other than those separately identified.
CODE 98 Unknown
This code is used when the data is invalid.
CODE 99 Not stated/inadequately described
This code is used when the data is missing.
The external auditory meatus is also known as the external auditory canal.
Source and reference attributes
Department of Health
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
|Data elements implementing this value domain:|
Patient—external auditory meatus condition, code N[N] Indigenous, Endorsed 05/12/2017