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Medical classification systems are used for a variety of applications in medicine and medical informatics

  • statistical analysis of diseases and therapeutic actions
  • reimbursement e.g. based on DRGs
  • knowledge-based and decision support systems
  • direct surveillance of epidemic or pandemic outbreaks

Types of classification

List of medical classification systems

Revisions and sourced additions are welcome.

Specialized for medicine

Part of WHO Family of International Classifications (WHO-FIC) [1]

Reference Classifications
Related Classifications
Derived Classifications
  • International Classification of Diseases for Oncology, Third Edition (ICD-O-3)
  • ICD-10 for Mental and Behavioural Disorders [7]
  • Application of the International Classification of Diseases to Dentistry and Stomatology, 3rd Edition (ICD-DA) [8]
  • Application of the International Classification of Diseases to Neurology (ICD-10-NA) [9]
  • International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health for Children and Youth (ICF-CY) [10]


Library classification that have medical components

  • Dewey Decimal System and Universal Decimal Classification (section 610-620)
  • Library of Congress Classification:Class R -- Medicine
  • National Library of Medicine classification

See also

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