ICD-10-WHO - History and Outlook

The pages on the history of ICD-10-WHO provide you with information about the periods of validity of the various revisions and versions of the German-language ICD-10-WHO, an overview of the development of the WHO-version of ICD-10 and its predecessors and of the family of international health-related classifications by the WHO.

Version History

An overview shows which version of ICD-10-WHO was/is used in Germany for which period.

Further development

ICD-10 of WHO is revised in regular intervals.

ILCD to ICD-10

ICD developed from a register just of fatal diseases to a full classification of diseases and related health problems.

ICD-9 and previous revisions

In addition to the various versions of ICD-10, BfArM also provides previous versions in file form.

ICD in the GDR

In the GDR, in addition to their own classification, the so-called GDR directory, GDR versions of the ICD-9 and ICD-8 were used. They were used, for example, to encode diseases in the social insurance card of the GDR.

WHO Family of Classifications

In addition to diagnosis-related classifications, the WHO Family of International Classifications (WHO-FIC) also includes those concerning other health-related aspects.

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