Drug or biological substance/agent NOS, overdose/toxicity
|Dx:||Drug or biological substance/agent NOS, overdose/toxicity|
|Pre-ICD10 counterpart:||Other overdose|
|APACHE Como Component:||none|
|APACHE Acute Component:||Drug OD|
|External ICD10 Documentation|
- Use this code for overdoses/toxicity due to agent(s) that are either: (i) known but not listed among the specific agents or the other "wastebasket" categories, or (ii) unknown.
- ALSO use it for mixed overdoses where at least one of the agents is not certain or known.
- This category is in relation to pharmaceuticals and other biological substances (as opposed to Category:Poisoning by non-pharmaceuticals)
- To qualify for these codes, there must be a threat to life, or limb, or to functioning for one or more organs AND there was an INAPPROPRIATE dosing regimen -- thus the threat was a consequence of an overdose
- e.g. opioid overdose can cause respiratory arrest or shock, both of which can be life threats
- e.g. acetominophen overdose puts the liver at risk of failing
- There is no assumption here about whether the overdose was accidental or not -- if it was a suicide attempt, then you should link the overdose code with Suicide attempt (intentional self-harm)
- In addition to a number of codes for specific agents (e.g. insulin), or classes of agents (e.g. beta-blockers) there are several levels of “wastebasket” codes -- the final, all-encompassing wastebasket here is Drug or biological substance/agent NOS, overdose/toxicity
Overdose/toxicity codes are to be used for drugs that have been used at an inappropriate dose or frequency, or in a recreational /non-prescription use setting.
For bad outcomes caused by drugs that had been used appropriately, in most cases a counterpart dx will exits in:
See ICD10 Guideline for drugs and substances for more info on coding substance related ICD10 diagnoses.
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