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Chapter 21

Factors influencing health status and contact with health services (Z00-Z99)

-Z codes represent reasons for encounters. A corresponding procedure code must accompany a Z code if a procedure is performed. Categories Z00-Z99 are provided for occasions when circumstances other than a disease, injury or external cause classifiable to categories A00-Y89 are recorded as 'diagnoses' or 'problems'. This can arise in two main ways:
-(a) When a person who may or may not be sick encounters the health services for some specific purpose, such as to receive limited care or service for a current condition, to donate an organ or tissue, to receive prophylactic vaccination (immunization), or to discuss a problem which is in itself not a disease or injury.
-(b) When some circumstance or problem is present which influences the person's health status but is not in itself a current illness or injury.
Z00-Z13Persons encountering health services for examinations
Z14-Z15Genetic carrier and genetic susceptibility to disease
Z16Resistance to antimicrobial drugs
Z17Estrogen receptor status
Z18Retained foreign body fragments
Z20-Z28Persons with potential health hazards related to communicable diseases
Z30-Z39Persons encountering health services in circumstances related to reproduction
Z40-Z53Encounters for other specific health care
Z55-Z65Persons with potential health hazards related to socioeconomic and psychosocial circumstances
Z66Do not resuscitate status
Z67Blood type
Z68Body mass index (BMI)
Z69-Z76Persons encountering health services in other circumstances
Z77-Z99Persons with potential health hazards related to family and personal history and certain conditions influencing health status