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Gynecol Obstet Invest. 2012;74(3):228-32. doi: 10.1159/000343062. Epub 2012 Nov 7.

Steps through the revision process of reproductive health sections of ICD-11.

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WHO, 20, Avenue Appia, CH-2700 Geneva, Switzerland. choud@who.int

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  • Gynecol Obstet Invest. 2013;75(2):125. Volkmer, Björn [added]; Pattinson, Bob [added]; Rooney, Cleo [added]; Serour, Gamal [added]; de Mouzon, Jacques [added]; Gardosi, Jason [added]; Thueroff, Joachim [added]; Mark, Morgan [added]; D'Hooghe, Thomas [added].

Abstract

In 2007, the WHO initiated an organizational structure for the 11th revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD). Effective deployment of ICD-derived tools facilitates the use and collection of health information in a variety of resource settings, promoting quantitatively informed decisions. They also facilitate comparison of disease incidence and outcomes between different countries and different health care systems around the world. The Department of Reproductive Health and Research (RHR) coordinates the revision of chapters 14 (diseases of the genitourinary system), 15 (pregnancy, childbirth, and puerperium), and 16 (conditions originating in the perinatal period). RHR convened a technical advisory group (TAG), the Genito-Urinary Reproductive Medicine (GURM) TAG, for the ICD revision. The TAG's work reflects the collective understanding of sexual and reproductive health and is now available for review within the ICD-11 revision process.

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10.1159/000343062
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