Volume 8, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


The system used internationally to classify causes of death and of morbidity has now been revised for the seventh time since its inception in 1893. This is the second time the classification has been published by the World Health Organization. The sixth revision, the first released under its direction, represented a sweeping reorganization of previous lists to create a combined classification of disease conditions, injuries, and causes of death. The present edition retains the structure and general detail of the sixth, with a few minor modifications found desirable in the years of its use. In addition, subdivisions according to detailed anatomical site were added to the section on neoplasms.

Use of the classification makes it possible for comparable statistics on diseases and causes of death to be produced in various hospitals, health agencies, and vital statistics offices in this and in other countries.


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