Hit by an Alligator or Crushed by a Crocodile

Hit by an Alligator or Crushed by a Crocodile – June 2014
by Margaret M. Maley, BSN, MS

Does ICD-10 require this reporting?

External cause codes in the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition (ICD-10) have been the source of much hilarity—and considerable concern. After all, who would ever consider the need for a code to report the following incidents?

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