Classification of Diseases (ICD) is designed to
promote international comparability in the collection, processing,
classification, and presentation of mortality statistics. This includes
providing a format for reporting causes of death on the death certificate.
The reported conditions are then translated into medical codes through use
of the classification structure and the selection and modification rules
contained in the applicable revision of the ICD, published by the World
Health Organization (WHO). These coding rules improve the usefulness of
mortality statistics by giving preference to certain categories, by
consolidating conditions, and by systematically selecting a single cause
of death from a reported sequence of conditions.
The following is a list of resources available online and in print from
the Library of the Health Sciences about medical codes and coding. To
findadditional resources please consult
UICCAT, or ask for help at the Information Services desk.
Coding Resources Online
- Application of the International Classification of Diseases to Neurology: ICD-NA
World Health Organization
WL 15 A652 1997
- CPT: Current Procedural Terminology 2003
American Medical Association
W 15 C9765 2003
Current Procedural Terminology is a listing of descriptive terms
and identifying codes for reporting medical services and procedures performed
by physicians. The purpose of the terminology is to provide a uniform
language that will accurately describe medical, surgical and diagnostic
services, and will thereby provide an effective means for reliable
nationwide communication among physicians, patients, and third parties.
- Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: DSM-IV-TR
American Psychiatric Association
WM 15 D536 2000
This manual is an authoritative guide published by the American
Psychiatric Association to classify mental disorders. The DSM-IV disorders
are grouped into 16 major diagnostic classes and one additional section,
"Other Conditions That May Be a Focus of Clinical Attention. The text uses ICD coding.
- DSM-IV Sourcebook
American Psychiatric Association, 4 volumes
WM 15 D277 1994
This four-volume set documents the rationale and empirical support for the
criteria presented in DSM-IV. The first three volumes contain the DSM-IV
literature reviews and summarize the DSM-IV Work Groups' efforts. The
fourth volume contains the results of the DSM-IV data reanalyses.
- ICD-10, The ICD-10 Classification of Mental and Behavioral
Disorders: Clinical Descriptions and Diagnostic Guidelines
WM 15 I15 1992
The tenth revision of this text includes classification of
over 300 mental and behavioral disorders. This version is intended to
help those researching specific disorders to maximize the homogeneity of
- ICHPPC-2 Defined: (International Classification of Health Problems in Primary Care)
World Health Organization
WB 15 W931i 1983
This text is used to reduce variability in coding. The primary purpose of this
classification is to reduce the chances of miscoding after a diagnosis has
- International Classification of Diseases for Oncology
Edited by April Fritz, et al.
QZ 15 W925i 2000
This text has been used for nearly 25 years, principally in tumor
or cancer registry, for coding the site (topography) and the histology
(morphology) of the neoplasm, usually obtained from a pathology report.