ICD-11 2022 release

The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) provides a common language that allows health professionals to share standardized information across the world. The eleventh revision contains around 17 000 unique codes, more than 120 000 codable terms and is now entirely digital.

All Member States are encouraged to follow their commitment to move on to ICD-11 documented with their approval of ICD-11 at the 72nd meeting of the World Health Assembly in 2019, and use the most current version of ICD for recording and reporting mortality and morbidity statistics both nationally and internationally.

New in ICD-11 2022

  • 35 countries are using ICD-11.
  • Current implemented uses of ICD-11 include causes of death, primary care, cancer registration, patient safety, dermatology, pain documentation, allergology, reimbursement, clinical documentation, data dictionaries for WHO guidelines*, digital documentation of COVID-19 vaccination status and test results, and more.
  • French language is now available alongside Arabic, Chinese, English, & Spanish. Russian and 20 more languages are underway.
  • Integration in DHIS2.
  • Terminology coding with the coding tool and API.
  • Rare diseases coding.
  • Support for perinatal and maternal coding.
  • 900 proposals were processed based on input from early adopters, translators, scientists, clinicians and partners.
  • Grade and stage coding for cancers.
  • Clinical Descriptions and Diagnostic Requirements for mental health.

* WHO SMART Guidelines include Antenatal Care (ANC) Family Planning (FP), Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI), Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health (ASRH), HIV, Immunizations (EIR), Child Health in Emergency Settings (Em Care).

ICD-11 was specifically designed for the following use cases:

  • Certification and reporting of causes of death
  • Morbidity coding and reporting including primary care
  • Casemix and Diagnosis-Related Grouping (DRG)
  • Assessing and monitoring the safety, efficacy, and quality of care
  • Cancer registries
  • Antimicrobial resistance (AMR)
  • Researching and performing clinical trials and epidemiological studies
  • Assessing functioning
  • Coding traditional medicine conditions
  • Interoperability standard in WHO Digital Guidelines and for Digital Documentation of COVID-19 Certificates (DDCC)
  • Clinical documentation

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ICD-11 key features

  • The eleventh revision contains around 17 000 unique codes, more than 120 000 codable terms and is now entirely digital.
  • Smart coding algorithm: Now interprets more than 1.6 million terms.
  • State of the art Coding tool: Easily codes all detail.
  • Digital reference guide.
  • ICD-11 Download area: Include spreadsheets, pdf version, mapping tables, updates, list of codes that should not be used alone and more.
  • Multilingual integrated API.
  • Multilingual Browser and Coding tool.
  • Offline functionality.
  • Local deployment options for ICD-API: Docker, Windows or Linux service.
  • Technical content model reference guide to define and explain the content model used for the WHO Family of Classifications (ICD-11, ICHI and ICF).
  • Implementation package to facilitate the transition from outdated ICD-10 to ICD-11. This package can be found on ICD-11 page and includes the Transition and Implementation Guide, ICD-11 Fact Sheet, information on ICD-API web services, ICD-11 self-learning training package, training platform, cause of death analysis tool (ANACoD-3), ICD-11 license and more.

To submit questions and suggestions related to ICD-11 contact [email protected].

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