The content model is a structured framework that captures the knowledge that underpins the definition of an ICD entity.
- Represents ICD entities in a standard way
- Allows computerization
- Each ICD entity can be seen from different dimensions or “parameters”. E.g. there are currently 13 defined main parameters in the content model to describe a category in ICD (see below).
- A parameter is expressed using standard terminologies known as “value sets”
Content Model Parameters
- ICD Entity Title
- Classification Properties
- Textual Definitions
- Body System/Structure Description
- Temporal Properties
- Severity of Subtypes Properties
- Manifestation Properties
- Causal Properties
- Functioning Properties
- Specific Condition Properties
- Treatment Properties
- Diagnostic Criteria
For more information about the Content Model, please see the Content Model Reference Guide.