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World Health Organization. (1977) Manual of the international statistical classification of diseases, injuries, and causes of death. Volume 1. Geneva: WHO .

The ICD is the international standard diagnostic classification for all general epidemiological, many health management purposes and clinical use. These include the analysis of the general health situation of population groups and monitoring of the incidence and prevalence of diseases and other health problems in relation to other variables such as the characteristics and circumstances of the individuals affected, reimbursement, resource allocation, quality and guidelines.

It is used to classify diseases and other health problems recorded on many types of health and vital records including death certificates and health records. In addition to enabling the storage and retrieval of diagnostic information for clinical, epidemiological and quality purposes, these records also provide the basis for the compilation of national mortality and morbidity statistics by WHO Member States.


Item Type:Book
Date:1977
Call No:REF, G
Pages:xxxiii
Publisher:WHO
Corporate Creators:World Health Organization
Place of Publication:Geneva
Keywords:disorder classification, reference work
Notes:Based on the recommendations of the Ninth Revision Conference, 1975, and adopted by the twenty-ninth World Health. (Monographs)
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Accession Number:HRB 970 (Available)
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Subjects:G Health and disease > State of health
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