The place where the external cause of injury, poisoning or adverse effect occurred, as represented by a code.
Guide for use:
Use External Causes of Morbidity and Mortality Place of Occurrence codes from the current edition of ICD-10-AM. Used with all ICD-10-AM external cause codes and assigned according to the Australian Coding Standards.
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.Origin:
National Health Data Committee
National Centre for Classification in Health
AIHW National Injury Surveillance Unit
National Data Standards for Injury Surveillance Advisory GroupComments:
Enables categorisation of injury and poisoning according to factors important for injury control. Necessary for defining and monitoring injury control targets, injury costing and identifying cases for in-depth research.
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