Year: 2004 Source: Dunedin, New Zealand: Injury Prevention Research Unit, University of Otago, (August 2004). 2p. SIEC No: 20051289

This fact sheet provides selected results of a study undertaken to assess the level & nature of coding error in the external cause & diagnosis codes of injury cases discharged from New Zealand public hospitals from 1996 to 1998. 95% of the principal diagnoses, 82% of the first E-codes, & 92% of the location codes, were correctly coded. Cases of suicide/self-inflicted injury had the lowest error. (2 refs)