International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (The) ICD-10. 2010 Edition
Package of Volume 1, 2 and 3 (not sold separately)
Nonserial Publications
World Health Organization
ISBN-13    9789241548342 ISBN-10    9241548347
Order Number    11500835 Format    Hard cover
Price    CHF    500.00 / US$    600.00 Developing countries:    CHF    250.00
English     2011        2131   pages
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This new edition of WHO's International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision (ICD-10) has been fully updated for the third time. Originally published in the early 1990s, ICD-10 now incorporates all edits and updates since 1996 up to end of 2010. In addition, the numbering system has changed and now clearly indicates the year that the updates were incorporated.

Changes in this new edition include for Volume 1 extensive corrections for Lymphomas and Leukemias in the neoplasms chapter, clarification and added details for some maternal conditions and various edits. For Volume 2, main changes include clarification of definitions and rules around maternal cases, causes of pneumonia and extensive editing of the unchanged rules for coding neoplasms in causes of death. For Volume 3, all the new terms and changes made in Volume 1 have been reflected.

The ICD is the international standard diagnostic classification for all general epidemiological purposes, many health management purposes and clinical use. These include analysis of the general health situation of population groups and monitoring the incidence and prevalence of diseases, as well as other health problems with respect to variables such as the characteristics and circumstances of the individuals affected, reimbursement, case-mix, resource allocation, quality, patient safety, and guidelines.

ICD is used for health information purposes in public health, primary, secondary and tertiary care settings. In particular, it is used to classify diseases, accidents, reasons for encounter, and other health problems recorded on many types of health and vital records including death certificates and health records. In addition to facilitating the storage and retrieval of diagnostic information for clinical, epidemiological and quality purposes, the resulting records form the basis for compiling national mortality and morbidity statistics by WHO Member States. ICD serves a language-independent framework for classification of diseases and has been translated into more than 40 languages.