The diagnosis groups are based on the ICD-10 codes (International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems), a medical classification list by the World Health Organization (WHO). There are 16,000 ICD-10 codes. We have grouped these into 250 diagnostic groups which we call Aggregate Episode Diagnostic Categories (AEDC) to help simplify the analysis and interpretation.
This dashboard allows users to look up the specific ICD-10 codes that have been assigned to a single diagnosis group (AEDC).
What are ICD-10 codes and why are they used?
ICD (International Classification of Diseases) is the foundation for the identification of health trends and statistics globally, and the international standard for reporting diseases and health conditions. It is the diagnostic classification standard for all clinical and research purposes. ICD defines the universe of diseases, disorders, injuries and other related health conditions, listed in a comprehensive, hierarchical fashion.
Uses include monitoring of the incidence and prevalence of diseases, observing reimbursements and resource allocation trends, and keeping track of safety and quality guidelines. They also include the counting of deaths as well as diseases, injuries, symptoms, reasons for encounter, factors that influence health status, and external causes of disease.