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Term: Injury Categories (External Causes, ICD-9-CM)

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2010-08-11


These are the major categories of the ICD-9-CM external cause of injury codes:

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Other Vehicle Accidents
  • Poisoning
  • Accidental Falls
  • Accidents Caused by Fire and Flames
  • Accidents Due to Natural and Environmental Factors
  • Drowning and Submersion
  • Choking, Suffocation and Constriction
  • Sports Injuries
  • Late Effects of Injury
  • Suicide and Self-inflicted Injury (Violence to Self )
  • Homicide and Injuries Inflicted by Others
  • Accidents Caused by Foreign Bodies
  • Struck by Objects, Caught Between Objects
  • Accidents Caused by Machinery, Explosions, Electricity
  • Overexertion, Strenuous Movements
  • Injuries Due to War Operations
  • Injuries Undetermined as Accidental or Purposely Inflicted
  • Other Unspecified Accidents
For a complete listing of all the ICD-9-CM codes that belong to each category, please see the External Cause of Injury Codes and Categories concept.

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