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October 1, 2021

If a patient fall going UP three steps, would they get a fall height? Would their mechanism be fall on steps?

In situations where patients fall in place while going up steps, we recommend recording a fall height of 0 = fall on same level. This is only true if their fall did not result in a fall down the stairs. For mechanism in ICD-10, you will use the category for fall from/on stairs.

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