ICD 10 & ICD 11 Development – How, What, Why & When

I have enrolled as a International Classification of Diseases, 11th Revision Beta phase participant. To participate proactively, I will have to make comments, make proposals, propose definitions of diseases in a structured way, will be given a change to participate in Field Trials, and perhaps assist in translating ICD into other languages. This is not going to be an easy thing to do and one definitely needs through knowledge of the ICD. Having worked with ICD 10, I will have to use my ICD 10 experiences and try to contribute to the Beta phase.

So here a first post from what will be a series of posts I shall blog about as I explore what is going on in the development of ICD 11.

Below is an infographic I painted to begin my first post. The infographic (you can view a larger image by first clicking on the image below which will open in a new tab of your current window and then clicking again on the image in the new tab) summarises facts I have found from the reference list below. They are by no means exhaustive.


Can, Ç 2007, Production of ICD-11:The overall revision process, viewed 20 December 2012, < http://www.who.int/classifications/icd/ICDRevision.pdf >

James, H, ICD-11 in eleven points An update, Research Centre for Injury Studies • Flinders University • Adelaide, viewed 23 December 2012, < http://dxrevisionwatch.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/harrisonslidesamdigumd2011.pdf >

International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, Volume 2 Instruction manual 2011, 2010 edn, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

World Health Organization, 2012, Classifications, viewed 18 December 2012, < http://www.who.int/classifications/icd/revision/en/ >

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