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World Health Organization. [WHO] (2018) ICD 11. Geneva: World Health Organization.


ICD is the foundation for the identification of health trends and statistics globally, and the international standard for reporting diseases and health conditions. It is the diagnostic classification standard for all clinical and research purposes. ICD defines the universe of diseases, disorders, injuries and other related health conditions, listed in a comprehensive, hierarchical fashion that allows for:

  • easy storage, retrieval and analysis of health information for evidenced-based decision-making;
  • sharing and comparing health information between hospitals, regions, settings and countries; and
  • data comparisons in the same location across different time periods. 

Uses include monitoring of the incidence and prevalence of diseases, observing reimbursements and resource allocation trends, and keeping track of safety and quality guidelines. They also include the counting of deaths as well as diseases, injuries, symptoms, reasons for encounter, factors that influence health status, and external causes of disease.


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06 Mental, behavioural or neurodevelopmental disorders  

     Disorders due to substance use or addictive behaviours  

Item Type
Evidence resource
Publication Type
Drug Type
Alcohol, Alcohol or other drugs in general, Cannabis, CNS depressants, CNS stimulants, Cocaine, Inhalents and solvents, Opioid, New psychoactive substance, Prescription/Over the counter, Tobacco
Intervention Type
AOD disorder
June 2018
World Health Organization
Corporate Creators
World Health Organization
Place of Publication
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