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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Human Factors and Ergonomics
- Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health