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Identifying and Definitional Attributes
QH 041649 v5
Data Element
Data Element
The type of activity being undertaken by the person when injured, as represented by a code.
Injury surveillance
Activity when injured (ICD-10-AM)
Activity code
Representational Attributes
Permissible Values


A valid 5th edition code, representing the type of activity being undertaken when injured, from the corporate reference data system (CRDS) ICD-10-AM data set maintained by Statistical Standards and Strategies, Health Statistics Unit.
Supplementary Values


Collection and Usage Attributes
Episode of admitted patient care:
- External cause codes V00 to Y34 must be accompanied by an activity code.
Must be a valid ICD-10-AM 5th edition code in the range U50.00-U73.9.
ICD-10-AM codes are validated against a number of national and state edits (e.g. comb, CPoA, etc) to improve coding quality.
Queensland Hospital Admitted Patient Data Collection (QHAPDC):
The Activity code is a separate code from range U50-73 for use with External Cause codes V00-Y34. The activity code is to be sequenced immediately following the Place of Occurrence code.

When multiple Activity codes apply, assign the code appearing highest in the tabular list. For example, cases where sport is undertaken during school or as part of paid work should be assigned the activity code for sport (U50-U71).

For the code range V00-V99 Transport accidents, where the Activity at the time of the accident is not specified as sport, leisure or working for an income, assign U73.9 Unspecified activity.

Punctuation is excluded in QHAPDC.
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.
Relational Attributes
Related Metadata References

Related Metadata References_IR

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ViewRelationshipMetadata Item TypeMetadata Item SubtypeNameIdentifier & VersionApproval Status
SupersedesData ElementData ElementInjury event-activity type code (ICD-10-AM 4th edn)QH 041649 Version 4Superseded
Has been superseded byData ElementData ElementInjury event-activity type code (ICD-10-AM 6th edn)QH 041649 Version 6Superseded
Relates toData ElementData ElementDiagnostic code (ICD-10-AM)QH 040100 Version 2Superseded
Relates toData ElementData ElementInjury event-external cause code (ICD-10-AM 5th edn)QH 041647 Version 5Superseded
Relates toData ElementData ElementInjury event-place of occurrence code (ICD-10-AM 5th edn)QH 041648 Version 5Superseded
Implementation in Metadata Sets


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ViewMetadata Item TypeMetadata Item SubtypeNameIdentifer & VersionObligationApproval StatusEffective FromEffective To
Information AssetData CollectionQueensland Hospital Admitted Patient Data Collection (QHAPDC)QH 020001 Version 1ConditionalSuperseded01-Jul-200630-Jun-2008
Source and Reference Attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
METeOR data element: Injury event-activity type, code (ICD-10-AM 5th edn) ANNNN, identifier 333849, Health Standard 07/12/2005 https://meteor.aihw.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/333849/meteorItemView/long