ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 995.81

Adult physical abuse

Diagnosis Code 995.81

ICD-9: 995.81
Short Description: Adult physical abuse
Long Description: Adult physical abuse
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 995.81

Code Classification
  • Injury and poisoning
    • Other and unspecified effects of external causes (990-995)
      • 995 Certain adverse effects, not elsewhere classified

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits
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Adult diagnoses (age 15 through 124) Additional informationCallout TooltipAdult diagnoses (age 15 through 124)
Adult diagnoses: Age range is 15–124 years inclusive.

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients

Elder Abuse

Many older people are victims of elder abuse. It is the mistreatment of an older person, usually by a caregiver. It can happen within the family. It can also happen in assisted living facilities or nursing homes.

The mistreatment may be

  • Physical, sexual, or emotional abuse
  • Neglect or abandonment
  • Financial abuse - stealing of money or belongings

Possible signs of elder abuse include unexplained bruises, burns, and injuries. There may also be bed sores and poor hygiene. The person may become withdrawn, agitated, and depressed. There may be a sudden change in the person's financial situation.

Elder abuse will not stop on its own. Someone else needs to step in and help. If you think that an older person is in urgent danger, call 9-1-1. Otherwise, contact adult protective services.

NIH: National Institute on Aging

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