International Classification of Diseases (ICD)
According to the World Health Organization:
The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) is the standard diagnostic tool for epidemiology, health management and clinical purposes. This includes the analysis of the general health situation of population groups. It is used to monitor the incidence and prevalence of diseases and other health problems, proving a picture of the general health situation of countries and populations. - http://www.who.int/classifications/icd/en/
ICD-10 was endorsed in 1990 and came into use in 1994. It has since been revised and updated many times. In the ePAS, we use the 2010 Update with additions and modifications for local needs.
Currently, the classification is under revision by the WHO and it is expected that ICD-11 will be released some time in 2018.
ICD-10 Online [WHO]
Medical Terminology Workshop, presented in Santa Cruz, St. Elizabeth 2016-Jan-29
International Classification for Procedures in Medicine (ICPM)
From the World Health Organization:
The need to classify interventions first emerged in 1971. It was initially limited to surgical procedures. The first International Classification of Procedures in Medicine (ICPM) was published in 1978. International work on the subject came to a virtual halt in 1989 , because of the inadequacy of the consultation procedures with regard to the necessary adaptability to rapid and extensive changes in the field. - http://www.who.int/classifications/ichi/en/
In the ePAS we use the ICPM; until the ICHI is ready. Please see the links below for knowledge and training resoures.