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International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, Tenth Revision, Australian Modification 6th edition

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Synonymous names:Help on this termICD-10-AM 6th edn
METeOR identifier:Help on this term360927
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 22/12/2009
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The National Centre for Classification in Health classification for diseases and related health problems

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ICD-10-AM is comprised of:

  • Tabular List of Diseases - contains core three character codes with some expansion to four and five character codes. Two appendices are specified: Morphology of neoplasms; and Special tabulation lists for mortality and morbidity.
  • Alphabetic Index of Diseases - consists of three sections: Section I is the index of diseases, syndromes, pathological conditions, injuries, signs, symptoms, problems and other reasons for contact with health services. Section II is the index of external causes of injury. The terms included here are not medical diagnoses but descriptions of the circumstances in which the violence occurred. Section III is the index of drugs and other chemical substances giving rise to poisoning or other adverse effects (also known as the Table of drugs and chemicals).

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Origin:Help on this termNational Centre for Classification in Health (NCCH) 2008. The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, Tenth Revision, Australian Modification (ICD-10-AM) – Sixth Edition - Tabular list of diseases and Alphabetic index of diseases. Sydney: NCCH, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney.
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ICD-10-AM was developed by the National Centre for Classification in Health (NCCH). During the development, the NCCH was advised by members of the NCCH Coding Standards Advisory Committee (CSAC) and the Clinical Classification and Coding Groups (CCCG), consisting of expert clinical coders and clinicians nominated by the Clinical Casemix Committee of Australia.

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Supersedes International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, Tenth Revision, Australian Modification 5th edition Health, Superseded 05/02/2008

Has been superseded by International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, Tenth Revision, Australian Modification 7th edition Health, Superseded 02/05/2013, Tasmanian Health, Draft 13/09/2012

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Activity type code (ICD-10-AM 6th edn) ANNNN Health, Superseded 22/12/2009

Congenital malformations code (ICD-10-AM 6th edn) ANN{.N[N]} Health, Superseded 22/12/2009

Diagnosis code (ICD-10-AM 6th edn) ANN{.N[N]} Health, Superseded 22/12/2009

External cause code (ICD-10-AM 6th edn) ANN{.N[N]} Health, Superseded 22/12/2009

Neonatal morbidity code (ICD-10-AM 6th edn) ANN{.N[N]} Health, Superseded 22/12/2009

Place of occurrence (ICD-10-AM 6th edn) ANN{.N[N]} Health, Superseded 22/12/2009

Pregnancy/childbirth and puerperium code (ICD-10-AM 6th edn) ANN{.N[N]} Health, Superseded 22/12/2009

Primary site of cancer code (ICD-10-AM 6th edn) ANN{.N[N]} Health, Superseded 22/12/2009

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