The type of activity being undertaken by the person when injured, for admitted patients, as represented by a code.
Guide for use:
Use the appropriate External Causes of Morbidity and Mortality Activity codes from the current edition of ICD-10-AM. Used with 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 Centre for Classification in Health
National Injury Surveillance UnitComments:
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. This term is the basis for identifying work-related and sport-related injuries.
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