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Identifying and Definitional Attributes
QH 041649 v3
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 3rd 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 V01 to Y34 must be accompanied by an activity code.
Must be a valid ICD-10-AM 3rd 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 V01-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 V01-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 codeQH 041649 Version 2Superseded
Has been superseded byData ElementData ElementInjury event-activity type code (ICD-10-AM 4th edn)QH 041649 Version 4Superseded
Relates toData ElementData ElementDiagnostic code (ICD-10-AM)QH 040100 Version 2Superseded
Relates toData ElementData ElementInjury event-external cause code (ICD-10-AM 3rd edn)QH 041647 Version 3Superseded
Relates toData ElementData ElementInjury event-place of occurrence code (ICD-10-AM 3rd edn)QH 041648 Version 3Superseded
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-200230-Jun-2004
Source and Reference Attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
METeOR data element: Injury event-activity type, code (ICD-10-AM 3rd edn) ANNNN, identifier 268950, Health Standard 01/03/2005 https://meteor.aihw.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/268950/meteorItemView/long