ANIMAL ENCOUNTER DIAGNOSES
Going back to the mortality database from the U.S. in 2014, I needed to figure out what the relevant ICD-10 codes were.
That’s a total of 384 deaths, and it looks like the primary cause is being attacked by some non-dog mammal. I would assume the second cause is primarily people being thrown from or falling off horses. Alas, most of the vehicular accident codes do not distinguish between hitting a person and hitting an animal.
Author(s): Mary Pat Campbell
Publication Date: 3 July 2017
Publication Site: STUMP