The ICD-10 Second Edition e-Book Network version allows an authorised number of concurrent users to access the product from a local area network.
Features of the eBook
The ICD-10 eBook is an electronic version of the three printed volumes of ICD-10 providing the following features:
. intuitive and easy-to-use interface;
. simple to navigate - complete with its own browser and hypertext links;
. fully searchable with every word, number, and alphanumeric indexed;
. keyword searching and user-defined search facility;
. versatile format that can be annotated with user's notes;
. extracts from the content can be printed and copied into other applications;
. small file size which will remain compressed after installation;
. IBM-Compatible PC under Windows® 95, 98, NT, 2000, XP and Me or later.
Please note: The ICD-10 codes are not extractable or downloadable in a database format from this product. For more information on obtaining the ICD-10 data for internal use within your organisation, please see: Licensing classification
ICD-10 Second Edition: Summary
This new edition of WHO's International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th Revision (ICD-10) has been fully updated. Originally published in the early 1990s, ICD-10 now incorporates all updates and other changes to this core health classification since 1996 up to end 2003.
In 2000, WHO formed an international panel to review and collate all adjustments to the ICD-10 proposed by many institutions around the world. Panel members consult several times a year and this definitive second edition of ICD-10 is the result of their work. The new edition has hundreds of updates, and includes new diseases such as SARS, to ensure that the classification is entirely suited to today's needs. For practical reasons, the publication has been published in three volumes. To ensure that coding is both reliable and valid, the three volumes should be used together.
Improvements have been made to the rules and guidelines for mortality coding, making them easier to implement and which will result in the improved comparability of international mortality statistics. In addition, there are many additions and changes to the alphabetical index resulting in some 60 additional pages, making it far more comprehensive than that of the first edition. The ICD-10 Second Edition is the definitive and up-to-date version of ICD-10. WHO strongly discourages the use of different editions of the ICD-10 volumes together.
The three-volume second edition of ICD-10 follows the same structure as the first edition, with the addition of a chapter XXII (Codes for special purposes) made necessary by the emergence of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and the need for an interim solution for the coding of this major health problem:
The classification of diseases and related health problems in 22 chapters:
I - Certain infectious and parasitic diseases
II - Neoplasms
III - Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs and certain disorders involving the immune mechanism
IV - Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases
V - Mental and behavioural disorders
VI - Diseases of the nervous system
VII - Diseases of the eye and adnexa
VIII - Diseases of the ear and mastoid process
IX - Diseases of the circulatory system
X - Diseases of the respiratory system
XI - Diseases of the digestive system
XII - Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue
XIII - Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue
XIV - Diseases of the genitourinary system
XV - Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium
XVI - Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period
XVII - Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities
XVIII - Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified
XIX - Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes
XX - External causes of morbidity and mortality
XXI - Factors influencing health status and contact with health services
XXII - Codes for special purposes
Volume 2: Instruction Manual
Essential guidelines for coding and recording
New material on practical aspects of the classification's use in morbidity and mortality
Guidelines for the presentation and interpretation of data ensuring comparability
A basic description of the ICD and related classifications
Outline of the historical background to the classification.
Volume 3: Alphabetical Index
The Alphabetical Index is an essential adjunct to the Volume 1, since it contains a great number of diagnostic terms that do not appear in Volume 1. The two volumes must therefore be used together.
The terms included in a category of the Tabular List are not exhaustive; they serve as examples of the content of the category or as indicators of its extent and limits. The Index, on the other hand, is intended to include most of the diagnostic terms currently in use and even provides guidance for many imprecise and undesirable terms.
The ICD-10 2nd edition electronic version has been developed in conjunction with Eurofield Information Solutions Pty Limited (EIS) using eComPress ® software. Further information: http://www.eis.com.au