International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems: Instruction manual

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World Health Organization, 2004 - Medical - 177 pages
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This is an electronic version of the three printed volumes of ICD-10 which offers 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 ICD-10 can be printed and copied into other applications; Small file size which will remain compressed after installation; IBM-Compatible PC under Windows(R) 95 98 NT 2000 XP and Me or later. Please note: This product is available for use on a single terminal based computer and/or a laptop/notebook computer. 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. 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.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
How to use the ICD
21
Rules and guidelines for mortality and morbidity coding
33
Statistical presentation
131
History of the development of the ICD
147
Appendices
161
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