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Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 UPDATE: A Taxonomy of Injuries for Public Health Monitoring and Reporting Public Health Information Paper (PHIP) No.12-01-0717

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Technical Report,01 Oct 2019,01 Oct 2020

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Army Public Health Center Aberdeen Proving Ground- Edgewood United States

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This FY 2020 Update, is the 2nd update to the original Taxonomy of Injuries report at 1 A Taxonomy of Injuries for Public Health Monitoring and Reporting. Addendum 1, Body Regions and Injury Types. Addendum 2, Fiscal Year 2018 Update. APHC Report, Jan 2016,01 Dec 2017 httpsapps.dtic.mildocscitationsAD1039481 2 The FY 2019 Update is available at httpsapps.dtic.mildocscitationsAD1064894 The injury taxonomy standardizes definitions of different injury categories based on 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. Each year the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC updates the ICD-10-CM codes, this Update documents the new Army FY2020 injury codes and describes slight modifications to the 16 diagnoses categories e.g., injuries, mentalbehavioral health, cancer, etc. that APHC uses to show the annual burden distribution of all Active Duty soldiers medical encounters.

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  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Weapons Effects (Biological)

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