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The Principles of International Classification of Health Interventions of World Health Organization

Issue № 33 | 2018 (3)

DOI: https://doi.org/10.31556/2219-0678.2018.33.3.018-027 meta

Abstract

The application of the nomenclature of medical services in the Russian Federation revealed limitations of its structure and content. The analysis of international experience in the classification of medical interventions can help to improve this nomenclature. World Health Organization has prepared a draft of the International Classification of Health Interventions (ICHI), which should be a part of a family of health-related international classifications. It is not yet finished and cannot be used for the classification of medical services on a national level; however, its main principles have already been formulated. All interventions are classified according to three levels (axes): target of intervention; action (the essence of intervention), and means. Lists of types of targets, actions and means have been developed, and recommendations on the classification and coding of medical interventions have been proposed for various situations. There are significant differences in the approach to the classification of medical interventions between ICHI and the Russian nomenclature of medical services. A detailed comparative analysis of the classification principles in ICHI and in the nomenclature is needed.

Keywords

nomenclature of medical services, classification, coding, World Health Organization, International Classification of Health Interventions.

For citations

Tyurina I. V. The Principles of International Classification of Health Interventions of World Health Organization. Medical Technologies. Assessment and Choice. 2018; 3(33): 18–27.

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