The Nordic Centre promotes the development and use of ICD-10 for morbidity statistics in the Nordic countries.
The Nordic countries have good opportunities to perform register-based research and statistics because of the unique personal identification number available to all persons with permanent residence. This number makes it possible to link information at the individual level from several registers.
There are National Patient registers in all the Nordic
countries, for both in-patient as well as out-patient care. ICD-10 was
introduced for the hospital statistics in
Almost 100 percent of the GPs and 80-100 percent of the hospitals use Electronic Health Records (EHR). ATC codes are used in the EHRs for specific coding of adverse reactions and intoxications as optional codes to ICD-10 codes, or optional codes for administration of medications in the procedure classifications.
The Nordic Reference Group for Classifications has its
focus mainly on morbidity coding of procedures and diagnoses. A workshop took place
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Latest update: 13 January 2015