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Accidental Hypothermia S010

Last amended 
30 June 2015


Current RMA Instruments:

Reasonable Hypothesis SOP
17 of 2010
Balance of Probabilities SOP
18 of 2010
Changes from Previous Instruments:

SOP Bulletin 141

ICD Coding:
  • ICD-10-AM: T68 
  • ICD-9-CM: 991.6
Is specific diagnostic evidence required to apply the SOP? – No. 
Are there sub-factors that require specific information? – No.  
Additional diagnoses covered by SOP
  • Nil
Conditions not covered by SOP 
  • Hypothermia due to anaesthesia, ICD code 995.89
  • Induced hypothermia, ICD code 780.9
Unconfirmed diagnosis

If, after applying the above information, you are unable to confirm the diagnosis, you should then:  

  1. seek medical officer advice about further investigation, or;  
  2. generate a diagnostic report, or;
  3. re-encode the condition, if appropriate.

The following investigations may be useful in establishing the diagnosis.

  •  Report from treating doctor