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Injury event—external cause, code (ICD-10-AM 12th edn) ANN{.N[N]}

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termExternal cause
METeOR identifier:Help on this term746659
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standardisation pending 20/09/2021
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The environmental event, circumstance or condition as the cause of injury, poisoning, or 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 12th 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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This code must be used in conjunction with an injury, poisoning or other adverse effect code and can be used with other ICD-10-AM disease codes.

An external cause code should be sequenced following the related injury, poisoning, or other adverse effect 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 U50-U73.

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Enables categorisation of injury, poisoning, and other adverse effect, 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.

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Independent Hospital Pricing Authority

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See also Injury event—activity type, code (ICD-10-AM 12th edn) ANN{.N[N]} Health, Standardisation pending 20/09/2021

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

See also Injury event—place of occurrence, code (ICD-10-AM 12th edn) ANN{.N[N]} Health, Standardisation pending 20/09/2021

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Admitted patient care NMDS 2022–23 Health, Standardisation pending 20/09/2021

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