International Classification of Diseases (ICD)

International Classification of Diseases (ICD) is the international standard diagnostic classification for all general epidemiological, health management purposes and clinical use.

Description

International Classification of Diseases (ICD)  is the international standard diagnostic classification for all general epidemiological, 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.

International Classification of Diseases (ICD)  provides systematic analysis, interpretation and comparison of morbidity data collected in different areas and at different times. It is a means of classifying medical terms and is defined as a system of categories to which morbid entries are assigned according to established criteria. It is used to support operational and strategic planning, resource utilisation, performance management, reimbursement, research and epidemiology.

It is published by the World Health Organisation  and further information is available from the  World Health Organisation website.

The classifications are revised periodically and national Information Standards and Collections (including Extractions)  requiring International Classification of Diseases (ICD)  coding should use the latest mandated version of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD)  as given in the table below.

Year

 

Revision and Edition

Up to 31 March 1995

9th Revision

01-Apr-1995 to 31-Mar-2004

10th Revision

01-Apr-2004 to 31-Mar-2012

10th Revision - Reprinted (with corrections and updates) 2000

01-Apr-2012 to 31-Mar-2016

10th Revision 4th Edition

01-Apr-2016 until further notification

10th Revision 5th Edition

For details on current versions and further information, see the NHS Digital  website at: Clinical Classifications.

Also Known As

This Supporting information is also known by these names:

Context Alias
Also known as International Classification of Diseases
Full name International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems
Short name ICD