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International Shortlist for Hospital Morbidity Tabulation (ISHMT)

The Hospital Data Project (HDP) of the European Union Health Monitoring Programme has compiled a shortlist for statistical comparison of hospital activity analysis, adopted in 2005 by Eurostat, the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) and the WHO-FIC (Family of International Classifications) Network.

Comparison of hospital activity

The special tabulation list for morbidity published in ICD-10 volume 1 consists of 298 groups defined by their ICD-10 codes. For international comparisons of hospital morbidity statistics this list has been regarded too extensive and different shortlists have been developed by producers of hospital statistics.

Applicable with different versions of ICD

Furthermore, the simultaneous use of ICD-9 and ICD-10 has called for a shortlist consisting of groups defined by both ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes for comparisons between countries using different ICD revisions and for developing time series statistics.

International agreed standard

The Hospital Data Project (HDP) of the European Union Health Monitoring Programme aimed at maximising the statistical comparabilty of hospital activity analysis. Within the HDP an Expert Group was asked to compile a shortlist of diagnoses that could be used for this purpose. Such a list was proposed in the Final Report of the HDP in June 2003. The proposed shortlist was later discussed with major providers of international hospital statistics such as Eurostat and OECD. After a few minor modifications it was adopted in 2005 by Eurostat, OECD and NOMESCO for data collection and presentation. At the WHO-FIC Network Meeting in October 2005 the list was also adopted by the WHO-FIC Network to be published on the WHO website as the International Shortlist for Hospital Morbidity Tabulation (ISHMT).

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