Instruction Manual of ICD-10-WHO
Volume 2: Instruction Manual describes the use of the Tabular List and the Alphabetical Index of ICD-10-WHO. It contains a general introduction to ICD, the encoding rules for mortality and morbidity, numerous encoding examples and an overview of the history of the classification.
Rules and guidelines for the encoding of mortality and morbidity
The extensive Chapter 4 deals with rules and guidelines for the correct encoding of information on cause of death certificates. The particular focus is on the correct selection of a single diagnosis as the cause of death, known as the underlying cause of death for the unicausal cause of death statistic.
Chapter 5 deals with rules for internationally comparable statistics and guidelines for the representation in national and subnational statistical tables. It also includes an explanation of the special tabulation lists as part of the Systematic Index in Volume 1 for the tabulation of mortality and morbidity.
History of the development of ICD
Chapter 6 provides an overview from the beginnings to the 10th revision. More information on the history of ICD is provided in the introduction of ICD-7.