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Classification of Death and Injury Resulting from Terrorism   [open pdf - 140KB]

The National Center for Health Statistics has developed a set of new codes within the framework of the ICD and the ICD-9-CM that will allow the identification of deaths from terrorism reported on death certificates through the National Vital Statistics System as well as for injuries and illnesses from terrorism reported on medical records used for statistical purposes and for reimbursement. Presented herein is the process that produced the codes and a set of guidelines related to the codes.

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