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Difference between ICD 9 and ICD 10

What is the purpose of this system (currently referred to as ICD-10) is and what it covers. Using the resources available to you to include the components of the system (the volumes included as part of ICD-10) as well as the differences from the ICD-9-CM system.

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ICD-10 refers to an international standard diagnostic classification 10th revision used by all members states of the World Health Organization. Its purpose is to standardize the diagnosis description for epidemiological and health management use such as analysis of the general health situation of population groups and monitoring of the incidence and prevalence of diseases and other health problems in relation to other variables such as the characteristics and circumstances of the individuals affected; and clinical use such as reimbursement, resource allocation, quality and guidelines (WHO, 2010a).

Compare to the ICD-9 version, the ICD-10 uses new description and in some cases prefers usage of terminology, e.g. sepsis for ...

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The solution includes a discussion of the purpose of using the coding system currently referred to as ICD-10 and what it covers. It also includes a desciption of the components (volumes) of the system as well as the differences from the previous ICD-9 system.