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Part 4, Chapter 3:  Manual Appendix I

Definitions of External Cause of Injury Terms


The following give the ICD-9-CM E-Codes for the "External Cause of Injury" terms listed on the report form

Recode External Cause of Injury ICD-9-CM E-Code
01 MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT

Motor vehicle traffic accidents
Nontraffic motor vehicle accidents
Other road vehicle accidents
Late effects of motor vehicle accidents

E810-829, E929.0

E810-819
E820-825
E826-829
E929.0

03 WATER TRANSPORT

Water transport accidents
Late effects of water transport accidents

E830-838, E929.1

E929.1

04 AIR TRANSPORT

Air and space transport accidents

E840-845

06 ACCIDENTAL FALLS

Accidental falls
Late effects of accidental falls

E880-899, E929.3

E880-899
E929.3

07 FIRES AND FLAMES

Accidents caused by fire and flames
Late effects of accident caused by fire

E890-899, E929.4

E890-899
E929.4

08 ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS

Accidents due to natural and environmental factors
Late effects of accidents due to natural and environmental factors

E900-904, E907-909, E929.5

E900-904, E907-909
E929.5

09 STINGS AND VENOMS

Venomous animals and plants as the cause of poisoning and toxic reactions

E905
10 ANIMAL RELATED, INCLUDING BITES

Other animal related, including bites

E906
11 DROWNING AND SUBMERSION

Accidental drowning and submersion

E910
12 CUTTING AND PIERCING OBJECTS

Accidents caused by cutting or piercing instruments or objects

E920
13 FIREARMS ACCIDENTS

Accidents caused by firearm missle

E922
14 MACHINERY

Accidents caused by machinery

E919
15 SUICIDE ATTEMPT

Suicide and self-inflicted injury

E950-959
16 INJ. PURPOSELY INFLICTED BY OTHERS

Homicide and injury purposely inflicted by other persons, excluding child battering and other mistreatment

E960-966, E968-969
17 BATTERED CHILD

Child battering and other maltreatment (Child: 0-14 years)

E967
18 UNDETERMINED CAUSE

Injury undetermined whether accidentally or purposely inflicted

E980-989
19 OTHER CAUSES

Railway accidents

Vehicle accidents not elsewhere classifiable

Misadventures to patients during surgical & medical care

Surgical & medical procedures as the cause of abnormal reaction of patient or later complication, without mention of misadventure at the time of procedure

Accidents caused by suffocation and foreign bodies

Accidents cased by an object, e.g., struck by object, caught in or between objects

Accident caused by explosion of pressure vessel, explosive material, hot substance or object, caustic or corrosive material, steam, electric current, exposure to radiation, overexertion and strenuous movements

Late effects of other and unspecified accidents

Drugs, medical and biological substances causing adverse effects in therapeutic use

Legal intervention

Injury resulting from operations of war

See Below

E800-807

E846-848

E870-876

E878-879

E911-915

E916-918

E921, 923-928

E929.8-929.9

E930-949

E970-978

E990-999

17 Battered Child - injury or assault by any mean purposely inflicted by persons to children, pediatric age, 0-14 years. ICDA E-Code
E968 part
18 Undetermined Causes:

Injury undetermined whether accidentally or purposely inflicted - poisoning, injury by firearms, explosives, cutting and piercing instruments or other means, falling from high places, etc., undetermined whether accidentally or purposely inflicted.

ICDA E-Code E980-989
19 Other Causes:

Railway accidents - involving collision with rolling stock; with other object; derailment w/o antecedent collision; explosion, fire, burning, fall in, on, or from train; etc.

Other accidents - inhalation and ingestion of food or other object causing obstruction or suffocation; foreign body entering eye, adnexa or other orifice; struck by falling object; caught in or between objects; overexertion and strenuous movements; accidents caused by explosion of pressure vessel, by explosive material, by hot substance, corrosive liquid and steam, by electric current, by radiation; etc.

Surgical and medical complications and misadventures - in operative therapeutic procedures; in diagnostic procedures; in prophylaxis with bacterial and other vaccines; etc.

Late effects of accidental injury - of motor vehicle and other transport accidents; of accidental poisoning or fall; of accident caused by fire or due to natural and environmental factors; of other accidents, surgical operation, irradiation and other surgical and medical procedures.

Legal intervention - injury due to legal intervention, by any means; legal execution.

Injury resulting from operations of war - including late effects.

ICDA E-Code

ICDA E-Code
E800-807

ICDA E-Code
E911-919, 921-923, 924-927, 929

ICDA E-Code
E930-936

ICDA E-Code
E940-949

ICDA E-Code
E970-978

ICDA E-Code
E990-999

For more detail on definitions, see International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Volume I, pages 930-1053.

Foregoing taken from international Classification of Diseases, Adapted, Eighth Revision, Volume I, Pages 37-45.


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