External cause

External cause

In medicine, an external cause is a reason for the existence of a medical condition which can be associated with a specific object or acute process outside the body.

They are classified as "" in ICD 9.cite journal |author=LeMier M, Cummings P, West TA |title=Accuracy of external cause of injury codes reported in Washington State hospital discharge records |journal=Inj. Prev. |volume=7 |issue=4 |pages=334–8 |year=2001 |pmid=11770664 |doi= |url=http://ip.bmj.com/cgi/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=11770664]


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