Injury classification and the international classification of diseases codes

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Improvements in the widely used International Classification of Diseases (ICD) are important to our ability to study and prevent injuries. ICD "N codes" would be far more useful if they provided more detail, especially for internal injuries, and if they were modified to facilitate conversion to the Abbreviated Injury Score (AIS). A modular system for ICD "E" codes should include the etiologic agent, vector or vehicle, event or circumstances, and intent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)199-201
Number of pages3
JournalAccident Analysis and Prevention
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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