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Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 UPDATE: A Taxonomy of Injuries for Public Health Monitoring and Reporting

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[Technical Report, Final Report]

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Army Public Health Center

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This document is the FY2019 update to the APHC PHIP 12-01-0717, A Taxonomy of Injuries for Public Health Monitoring and Reporting December 2017, available at DTIC Accession Number AD1039481. The injury taxonomy standardizes definitions of different injury categories based on their causal energy sources i.e., mechanicalkinetic energy, environmental heat, cold, poisoningchemical exposures, etc.. Injuries are operationalized with over 12,000 specific medical diagnostic codes International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification ICD-10-CM that are used by healthcare providers to document medical visits. Each year the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC updates the list of ICD-10-CM codes. This document provides the FY2019 injury codes and category updatesmodifications. In addition, this document describes how APHC classifies all medical visits into sixteen diagnosis categories e.g., injuries, mental health, communicable disease, maternal health, cancer, etc. used to show annual burden distribution of types of diagnoses among Active Duty soldiers medical encounters.

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  • Medicine and Medical Research

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[A, Approved For Public Release]