ICD-10 Diagnosis Code W73

Oth cause of accidental non-transport drown

Diagnosis Code W73

ICD-10: W73
Short Description: Oth cause of accidental non-transport drown
Long Description: Other specified cause of accidental non-transport drowning and submersion
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code W73

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The code W73 is a "header" and not valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01–Y98)
    • Accidental non-transport drowning and submersion (W65-W74)
      • Oth cause of accidental non-transport drown (W73)

Information for Medical Professionals

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients


People drown when they get too much water in their lungs. You can drown in as little as an inch or two of water. Babies can drown in a sink or bathtub. Preschoolers are most likely to drown in a swimming pool. People who have seizure disorders are also at risk in the water. Drowning can happen quickly and silently.

Drowning precautions should include

  • Fences around pools
  • Supervising children near any body of water, including tubs
  • Not swimming or boating when under the influence of alcohol or sedatives
  • Wearing life jackets when boating
  • Learning CPR

  • Near drowning (Medical Encyclopedia)

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