Monday, September 7, 2009

Background on disease classification and coding

The Encyclopedia of Public Health on has two, concise articles on classification of disease and its history.

For a concise overview on the general task of classifying diseases and the reasons for it, see the Classification of Disease entry.

For a history of disease classification and the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (now the official name for ICD, including ICD-10), see this article.