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.


ICD-10 e-book

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® 95, 98, NT, 2000, XP and Me or later.

The three-volume second edition of ICD-10 follows the same structure as the first edition, with the addition of a chapter XXII (Codes for special purposes) made necessary by the emergence of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and the need for an interim solution for the coding of this major health problem:

Volume 1

The classification of diseases and related health problems in 22 chapters:

I Certain infectious and parasitic diseases
II Neoplasms
III Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs and certain disorders involving the immune mechanism
IV Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases
V Mental and behavioural disorders
VI Diseases of the nervous system
VII Diseases of the eye and adnexa
VIII Diseases of the ear and mastoid process
IX Diseases of the circulatory system
X Diseases of the respiratory system
XI Diseases of the digestive system
XII Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue
XIII Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue
XIV Diseases of the genitourinary system
XV Pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium
XVI Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period
XVIICongenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities
XVIIISymptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified
XIXInjury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes
XXExternal causes of morbidity and mortality
XXIFactors influencing health status and contact with health services
XXIICodes for special purposes

Volume 2: Instruction Manual

Volume 3: Alphabetical Index

The ICD-10 2nd edition electronic version has been developed in conjunction with Eurofield Information Solutions Pty Limited (EIS) using eComPress ® software. Further information: http://www.eis.com.au/