Table 2

Distributon of E code group by day patients and inpatients for discharges with principal diagnosis of injury, 1998

E codeDescriptionDay patientsInpatientsAll discharges% Inpatients
800–807Railway accidents1111292
810–819Motor vehicle traffic accidents9615523648485
820–825Motor vehicle non-traffic accidents132952108488
826–829Other road vehicle accidents2811797207886
830–838Water transport accidents3118521686
840–845Air and space transport accidents3687196
846–848Vehicle accidents not elsewhere classifiable5384388
850–858Accidental poisoning by drugs, medicinal substances and biologicals412859127168
860–869Accidental poisoning by other solid and liquid substances, gases, and vapours21842964766
870–876Misadventures to patients during surgical and medical care9819090
878–879Surgical and medical procedures as the cause of abnormal reaction of patient or later complication without mention of misadventure at the time of procedure163895601119885
880–888Accidental falls2612177132032587
890–899Accidents caused by fire and flames5527733283
900–909Accidents due to natural and environmental factors20279499680
910–915Accidents caused by submersion, suffocation, and foreign bodies458712117061
916–928Other accidents3238111571439578
929Late effects of accidental injury26436962
930–949Drugs, medicinal and biological substances causing adverse effects in therapeutic use14047161177
950–959Suicide and self inflicted injury7082622333079
960–969Homicide and injury purposely inflicted by other persons10681799286763
970–978Legal intervention4111573
980–989Injury undetermined whether accidentally or purposely inflicted239511881
990–999Injury resulting from operations of war011100
No valid E code18587676
800–999 Total 12243 55256 67499 82