ICD-11 Revision Quarterly Newsletter

WHO published quarterly newsletters to inform key stakeholders and the public about progress and advancements within the ICD-11 Revision Process.

Draft ICD-11 Online

WHO and the ICD-11-MMS Joint Task Force are reviewing each chapter, individually, making such corrections as are necessary to prepare the ICD-11 version for Mortality and Morbidity Statistics (ICD-11-MMS) for the Tokyo Release at the ICD-11 Revision Conference in October of this year. The Tokyo release will not yet be ready for implementation, but will give Member States and other stakeholders a clear view of what ICD-11 will look like and how it will function, as well as allowing Member States to provide feedback to WHO about national needs and to begin planning for implementation after 2018.

Health Information in the New Era

WHO was pleased to organize a high-level ICD-11 Revision Conference for Member States, hosted by the Collaborating Centre WHO-FIC in Japan.

This meeting was held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the WHO Family of International Classifications Network (WHO-FIC), which also took place in Tokyo, Japan from 8-12 October 2016. The theme for this year was: "Health Information in the New Era" (「保健医療の新時代:ICD-11改訂会議」).

History of ICD

The International Classification of Diseases is the standard diagnostic tool for epidemiology, health management, and clinical purposes. This includes the analysis of the general health situation of population groups. It is used to monitor the incidence and prevalence of diseases and other health problems, providing a picture of the general health situation of countries and populations.

International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF)

The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health, known more commonly as ICF, is a classification of health and health-related domains. As the functioning and disability of an individual occurs in a context, ICF also includes a list of environmental factors.

International Classification of Health Interventions (ICHI)

This International Classification of Health Interventions is currently under development. When completed, it will provide Member States, health care service providers and organizers, and researchers with a common tool for reporting and analysing the distribution and evolution of health interventions for statistical purposes. It will be structured with various degrees of specificity for use at the different levels of the health systems, and will use a commonly accepted terminology in order to permit comparison of data between countries and services.

WHO-FIC Network Classifications

Derived classifications are based on the reference classifications (i.e. ICD and ICF). Derived classifications may be prepared either by building on the reference classification structure and categories to provide additional detail beyond that provided by the reference classification, or they may be prepared through rearrangement or aggregation of items from one or more reference classifications. Links to the related and derived classifications are coming soon.

The WHO-FIC Network

WHO has designated a number of Collaborating Centres to contribute to the work on the development, dissemination, maintenance and use of the WHO Family of International Classifications to support national and international health information systems, statistics and evidence. Selected NGOs in Official Relations with WHO and identified experts are also invited to contribute.

Other Information

Page updated on 3 February 2017