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

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termExternal cause
METeOR identifier:Help on this term641415
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 12/12/2018
Tasmanian Health, Archived 08/04/2019
Independent Hospital Pricing Authority, Recorded 04/08/2016
ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018
Definition:Help on this term

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 10th 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

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

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. The external cause 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 V00 to Y84 must be accompanied by a place of occurrence code.

External cause codes V00 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.

Source and reference attributes

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Australian Consortium for Classification Development

National Data Standards for Injury Surveillance Advisory Group

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Has been superseded by Injury event—external cause, code (ICD-10-AM 11th edn) ANN{.N[N]} Health, Standard 12/12/2018, Tasmanian Health, Endorsed 08/04/2019

Supersedes Injury event—external cause, code (ICD-10-AM 9th edn) ANN{.N[N]} Health, Superseded 05/10/2016, Tasmanian Health, Archived 10/07/2017

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term
All attributes +

Admitted patient care NMDS 2017-18 Health, Superseded 25/01/2018

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Admitted patient care NMDS 2018-19 Health, Superseded 12/12/2018
ACT Health, Final 09/08/2018

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Tasmanian Admitted Patient Data Set - 2017 Tasmanian Health, Archived 10/01/2018

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Tasmanian Admitted Patient Data Set - 2018 Tasmanian Health, Archived 12/04/2019

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Implementation in Indicators:Help on this termUsed as numerator
Australian Health Performance Framework: PI 2.2.1–Adverse events treated in hospitals, 2019 Health, Standardisation pending 03/12/2019
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