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WHO-FIC Collaborating Centre in the Nordic Countries

 

ICD-10

 

The Nordic Centre promotes the development and use of ICD-10 for morbidity and mortality 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.

 

Use of ICD-10

ICD-10 has been used for mortality statistics since 1994 in Denmark, since 1996 in Finland, Iceland and Norway, and since 1997 in Sweden. 

 

ICD-10 was introduced for hospital statistics in 1994 in Denmark, 1996 in Finland, 1997 in Iceland and Sweden, and 1999 in Norway.

 

The Centre works together with WHO-FICs Committee for Implementation and Education (EIC), for implementation and education concerning WHO-FICs classifications.

 

For ICD-10 a special education package is available from EIC: ICD-10 Interactive Self Learning Tool.

 

Norway has developed a web-based self test in medical coding (note: Norwegian language only).

 

 

Update and revision of ICD-10

The Nordic Centre participates actively in the WHO-FIC update of ICD-10 in Mortality Reference Group (MRG), Morbidity Reference Group (MbRG) and in Update end Revision Committee (URC). MbRG is, however, not an active participant in the ICD-11 process.

 

The Nordic Health Authorities can, through their departments/units for classifications, propose updates to ICD-10. The Nordic Centre adjusts these Nordic proposals as required by WHO-FICs procedures. Proposals to WHO-FIC must be forwarded by 31st each year. The proposals are treated by the members of WHO-FIC Update and Revision Committee (URC) through a special discussion forum, with decisions in the yearly meetings with the Collaborating Centre in October each year: WHO-FIC ICD Update Platform.

 

The proposals are managed by the members of WHO-FIC Update and Revision Committee (URC) through a special discussion forum, with decisions in the yearly meetings with the Collaborating Centre in October each year.

 

The Nordic Centre discusses, when applicable, proposals in the Nordic Reference Groups for Classifications. If a proposal is uncontroversial it forwarded directly to URC.

From 2006 a special expert for ICD-proposals at the Centre has been appointed, with responsibility to validate and summarize all proposals together with the Head of Centre.

 

A major revision of ICD-10 has taken place for several years. An ICD-11-beta version was presented by WHO in May 2012, with planned publication in 2017. The next two years will therefore be a major test-period. To ensure Nordic interests, active Nordic participation is necessary. See ICD-11 for more information about the work.

 

 

The Nordic Adaptation of Classification of Occupationally Related Disorders (Diseases and Symptoms) to ICD-10
A Nordic working group led by Axel Wannag, Directorate of Labour Inspection, Oslo and Finn Levy, Department of Occupational Medicine, Center for Preventive Medicine (1K), Ullevaal University Hospital, Oslo have compiled a list of occupationally related disorders with adaptation to ICD-10. The aim of the project was to provide a "Nordic list of occupational disorders" with advice on how to code them in accordance with the WHO International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD) version 10.

 

Several experts on occupational medicine from the Nordic countries have participated as well as the Nordic Centre. The work was financed by the Nordic Council of Ministers.

 

The list is published by the Nordic Council of Ministers: "The Nordic Adaptation of Classification of Occupationally Related Disorders (Diseases and Symptoms) to ICD" (DIVS: 2000:839; ISBN: 92-893-0559-2).

 

By permission from the Nordic Council of Ministers the list can be downloaded here in PDF-format. The list is arranged according to the chapters in ICD-10 which can be reached by book marks.

 

Download of The Nordic Adaptation of Classification of Occupationally Related Disorders to ICD

ICD-10_Nordic Occupational_2000.pdf

 

The aim of the project was to provide a "Nordic list of occupational disorders" with advice on how to code them (Appendix I – V) in accordance with the WHO International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD) version 10.

 

Appendix I       Neurotoxic conditions
Appendix II     Vibration related disorders
Appendix III    Asbestos related conditions
Appendix IV    Conditions with aetiology to environmental factors mechanisms not yet

understood

Appendix V     Strength of association between the disease/symptom and the occupational exposure

 

Updated information 12 January 2015