The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th Revision (known as "ICD-10") is a medical classification
Medical classification
Medical classification, or medical coding, is the process of transforming descriptions of medical diagnoses and procedures into universal medical code numbers...

 list for the coding of diseases, signs and symptoms, abnormal findings, complaints, social circumstances, and external causes of injury or diseases, as maintained by the World Health Organization
World Health Organization
The World Health Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations that acts as a coordinating authority on international public health. Established on 7 April 1948, with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, the agency inherited the mandate and resources of its predecessor, the Health...

 (WHO). The code set allows more than 14,400 different codes and permits the tracking of many new diagnoses. Using optional subclassifications, the codes can be expanded to over 16,000 codes. Using codes that are meant to be reported in a separate data field, the level of detail that is reported by ICD can be further increased, using a simplified multiaxial approach.

WHO provides detailed information about ICD online, and makes available a set of materials online, such as an ICD-10 online browser, ICD10Training ICD-10 online training, ICD-10 online training support, and study guide materials for download.

The International version of ICD should not be confused with national Clinical Modifications of ICD that include frequently much more detail, and sometimes have separate sections for procedures. For instance, the US ICD-10 CM has some 68,000 codes. The US also has ICD-10 PCS a procedure code system not used by other countries that containes 76,000 codes.

Work on ICD-10 began in 1983 and was completed in 1992.


The following is a List of ICD-10 codes.

National adoption for clinical use

Some 25 countries use ICD-10 for reimbursement and resource allocation in their health system. A few of them made modifications to ICD to better accommodate this use of ICD-10. The article below makes reference to some of these modifications. The unchanged international version of ICD-10 is used in about 110 countries ICD-10 for cause of death reporting and statistics.


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 introduced a clinical addendum to ICD-10 in 2005. See also website of the ATIH.


The current Swedish translation of ICD-10 was created in 1997. A clinical modification has added more detail and omits codes of the international version in the context of clinical use of ICD:

The codes F64.1 (Dual-role transvestism), F64.2 (Gender identity disorder of childhood), F65.0 (Fetishism), F65.1 (Fetishistic transvestism), F65.5 (Sadomasochism), F65.6 (Multiple disorders of sexual preference) are not used in Sweden since 1 January 2009 according to a decision by the present Director General of The National Board of Health and Welfare, Sweden. The code O60.0 is not used in Sweden. Since 1 January 2009 the Swedish extension codes to O47 are recommended for use, instead of O60.0.


A Thai modifications exists since 2007.

Now Ministry of Public Health have **ICD 10 TM**

United States

The United States will begin official use of ICD-10 on October 1, 2013, using Clinical Modification ICD-10-CM
ICD-10 Clinical Modification
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, Clinical Modification provided by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the National Center for Health Statistics , for medical coding and reporting in the United States...

 for diagnosis coding and Procedure Coding System ICD-10-PCS
ICD-10 Procedure Coding System
The ICD-10 Procedure Coding System is an American system of medical classification used for procedural codes. The National Center for Health Statistics received permission from the World Health Organization to create the ICD-10-PCS as a successor to Volume 3 of ICD-9-CM and a...

 for inpatient hospital procedure coding. All HIPAA "covered entities" must make the change; a pre-requisite to ICD-10 is the adoption of EDI
Electronic Data Interchange
Electronic data interchange is the structured transmission of data between organizations by electronic means. It is used to transfer electronic documents or business data from one computer system to another computer system, i.e...

 Version 5010 by January 1, 2012. The implementation of ICD-10 has already been delayed. In January 2009, the date was pushed back by two years, to October 1, 2013 rather than a prior proposal of October 1, 2011.

Language versions

Language versions should not be confused with clinical versions. ICD has been translated into 42 languages.

See also

  • Classification of Pharmaco-Therapeutic Referrals
    Classification of Pharmaco-Therapeutic Referrals
    The Classification of Pharmaco-Therapeutic Referrals is a taxonomy focused to define and group together situations requiring a referral from pharmacists to physicians regarding the pharmacotherapy used by the patients. It has been published in 2008...

  • ICD#ICD-10 -- provides multiple external links for looking up ICD-10 codes
  • International Classification of Diseases for Oncology
    International Classification of Diseases for Oncology
    The International Classification of Diseases for Oncology is a domain specific extension of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems for tumor diseases. This classification is widely used by cancer registries.It is currently in its third revision ....

  • International Classification of Primary Care
    International Classification of Primary Care
    The International Classification of Primary Care is a classification method for primary care encounters. It allows for the classification of the patient’s reason for encounter , the problems/diagnosis managed, primary or general health care interventions, and the ordering of the data of the...

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