Tag Archives: Victims

ICD-10-CM Codes: How Medical Documentation Can Improve Health Care for Trafficking Victims

January 23, 2019 This article originally appeared here. Share this content: Gaps in previous iterations of ICD codes failed to allow clinicians to accurately identify victims of human trafficking. Gaps in previous International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) codes failing to “capture the profoundly exploitive nature of [human] trafficking” have led to… Read More »

Sexual assault forensics centres failing some victims

Young victims of sexual assault are not being forensically examined within a critical time period at some privately-run referral centres, a BBC investigation has found. Doctors also told the BBC they had seen cases of incorrect recordings of injuries and evidence contamination. Victims’ Commissioner Baroness Newlove said the “failings” were “shocking”. NHS England – which… Read More »