A code assigned after institutional health care to specify a disease, injury, morphology, procedure, external cause and/or other factor influencing health status that describes the reason for hospital stay.
Used for epidemiological research, casemix studies; severity of illness analyses; resource utilisation and planning purposes.
Valid codes from the current Australian version of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th Revision, Australian Modification (ICD-10-AM)
It is the current coding standard that disease, injury and morphology codes can NOT be duplicated within an episode; while procedure and external cause codes CAN be duplicated within an episode of care.
Queensland Hospital Admitted Patient Data Collection (QHAPDC):
Transmit as fixed length 7 character field, left adjusted and right blank filled.
Queensland Cancer Registry (QCR):
The QCR uses the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th Revision, Australian Modification and the International Classification of Disease for Oncology.
Implementation in Metadata Sets
Clinical coding; Diagnosis; ICD-10-AM codes