Comparing ICD-10 external cause codes for pedal cyclists with self-reported crash details

Injury event information is typically coded from hospital records data, with the most universally-used coding system being the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10). 1998 saw the development of the ICD-10-AM, the Australian modification of the ICD-10. In this study, the authors compare hospital-coded ICD-10-AM external injury causes with crash characteristics self-reported by pedal cyclists admitted to the hospital following bicycle crashes. They use structured interview responses of 141 bicycle crash victims, which were then mapped to three-character level ICD-10-AM external cause codes. The study's results show significant agreement between the interview question responses and the ICD-10-AM external cause codes; however, the study also also shows a 23% level of disagreement, which the authors suggest should be considered when using ICD-10 coding to inform injury prevention strategies.


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  • Accession Number: 01717651
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 8 2019 3:46PM