I cannot tell you who establishes the code...(I can !)

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Posted by Thomas/Munich ( on March 07, 2001 at 15:08:23:

In Reply to: Codes posted by DickR on March 07, 2001 at 08:28:13:

Hi Dick,

the now still valid 9th revision of the ICD codes was established in 1976 in the central building of the WHO (= World Health Organization) in Geneva/CH by many specialists (med.drs, statisti-cians,bureaucrats etc)and they are said to be planning a 10th one some time or other...

There are 6 sub-centres of the WHO in different countries which survey the use/problems of the ICD:
- Paris/France
- Sao Paolo/Brazil
- Moscow/Russia
- Caracas/Venezuela
and two for the GB-speaking countries:
- WHO Centre for Classification of Diseases, Office of Population Censuses and Surveys, St. Catherine's House, 10 Kingsway ,
London WC2B6JP, UK and

- WHO Center for Classification of Diseases of North America, National Center for Health Sta-
tistics, US Public Health Service
Department of Health, Education and Welfare
Washington, D.C. USA

Hopefully you are happier now, ATB! Thomas

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