Health and Disease

The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) is the descendant of a succession of events dating back to the early seventeenth century
The London Bills of Mortality was established early in seventeenth century, originally listing the numbers of burials. By early in the eighteenth century additional information had been added to include some causes of death.
ICD-10 was endorsed by the Forty-third World Health Assembly in May 1990 and came into use in WHO Member States as from 1994 The classification is the latest in the series. The first edition, known as the International List of Causes of Death, was adopted by the International Statistical Institute in 1893.
The World Health Organisation   took over the responsibility for the ICD   in 1948 when the Sixth Revision, which included causes of morbidity for the first time, was published.
The International Classification of diseases is a structured classification of diseases with related codes, its purpose is to allow morbidity and mortality data to be systematically   collected from different countries and statistically   analysed. The ICD is published by the WHO every 10 years and is currently in its tenth edition
The ICD is the worldwide standard diagnostic classification for epidemiological, health management purposes and clinical use. They include the analysis of the general health position of population groups and   the monitoring   the frequency and prevalence of diseases and other health problems.
The number of categories in ICD has grown, in response to the increasing diverseness of uses to which it has been put   mortality, morbidity, hospital indexing and statistics, reimbursement, public policy. It has become a multi-purpose classification.
The ICD is used to classify diseases and other health   problems registered on many kinds of health and vital records including death certificates and health records.
In the latest version of the standard classification used in public health, the ICD's universe...