Difficulties in Application of the International Statistical
Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems
(ICD) and Distribution Rates for Urogenital Diseases
Volume 2 - Issue 4
Dr. Huseyin Kocan*
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- Department of Urology, Kanuni Sultan Suleyman Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
Dr. Huseyin Kocan, Department of Urology, Kanuni Sultan Suleyman Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul,
Received: January 09, 2020; Published: January 21, 2020
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Background: The ICD-10 coding system is commonly used in organizations providing health services in many countries. This
coding system used for diagnosis of diseases is standardized for national and international diagnoses with the aim of determining
incidence rates for diseases and acting as a guide for determination of health policies.
Aim: To determine the amount of ICD-10 diagnosis codes used for all patients attending our hospital in a 1-year period, the
rates of ICD-10 related to urogenital system diseases and the distribution of urogenital system diseases.
Materials and methods: From 15/04/2018 to 15/04/2019, a total of 3,764,124 ICD-10 codes were recorded for diagnosis and
treatment in all units of Kanuni Sultan Süleyman Education and Research Hospital. Of these, 174,448 (5%) were ICD-10 codes for
the urogenital system and urogenital diseases and unused codes were recorded.
Results: Of the 196 ICD-10 codes related to urogenital diseases, 43 (22%) were not used, with 5% of total codes within a 1-year
period related to urogenital system diseases and of these 50% were related to infectious diseases.
Conclusion: Regulation of the ICD-10 coding use certification programs standardized by the WHO will contribute to providing
accurate national and international data. Our data shows that urogenital system infections have an important place in health
spending. Informing the public about infectious diseases will contribute to reducing possible health spending and development of
Keywords: ICD-10 code; urogenital system diseases; WHO; epidemiology
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