Violence and Injury Prevention

Classification systems

Injury surveillance systems and surveys require a standard system for classifying injuries and violence.

The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, tenth revision.

The latest version of the ICD contains an expanded Chapter XIX (injury, poisoning, and certain other consequences of external causes) and Chapter XX (external causes of morbidity and mortality).

International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health

As a new member of WHO Family of International Classifications, ICF describes how people live with their health condition. ICF is a classification of health and health related domains that describe body functions and structures, activities and participation. The domains are classified from body, individual and societal perspectives. Since an individual's functioning and disability occurs in a context, ICF also includes a list of environmental factors.

International Classification of External Causes of Injuries (ICECI)

This taxonomy is a classification scheme related to ICD. It provides classifications and codes for a range of factors that are associated with the occurrence of an injury event. Version 2 has recently been published.

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