The ICD is the international standard diagnostic classification for all general epidemiological, many health management purposes and clinical use. These include the analysis of the general health situation of population groups and monitoring of the incidence and prevalence of diseases and other health problems in relation to other variables such as the characteristics and circumstances of the individuals affected, reimbursement, resource allocation, quality and guidelines.
It is used to classify diseases and other health problems recorded on many types of health and vital records including death certificates and health records. In addition to enabling the storage and retrieval of diagnostic information for clinical, epidemiological and quality purposes, these records also provide the basis for the compilation of national mortality and morbidity statistics by WHO Member States.
ICD-10 is available in the six official languages of WHO (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish) as well as in 36 other languages
ICD-10 is currently used in Belgium (in combination with ICPC2) by General Practitioners for codification purpose.
We only provide here a small extract for illustration purpose. The complete table is available on the WHO site.
The version of the table used is specified in the attribute 'SV' of the cd element. In this case, this version number is not the publication number of this site!
Context of use: item element or content element (cd)
|Code||Meaning (English)||Meaning (French)||Meaning (Dutch)||Meaning (German)||SNOMED-CT|
|B65.0||Schistosomiasis due to Schistosoma haematobium [urinary schistosomiasis]|
|B65.1||Schistosomiasis due to Schistosoma mansoni [intestinal schistosomiasis]|
|B71.9||Cestode infection, unspecified|
|G80.3||Dyskinetic cerebral palsy|
|G54.1||Lumbosacral plexus disorders|
|G57.2||Lesion of femoral nerve|
|G40.4||Other generalized epilepsy and epileptic syndromes|
|G40.7||Petit mal, unspecified, without grand mal seizures|
|G43.0||Migraine without aura [common migraine]|
<item> ... <cd S="ICD" SV="10">V06.1</cd> ... </item> This means that the ITEM is related to the concept : 'Pedestrian injured in collision with other nonmotor vehicle','Traffic accident'. (Includes: collision with animal-drawn vehicle, animal being ridden, streetcar )