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ISSN: 2641-1687

Journal of Urology & Nephrology Studies

Research Article(ISSN: 2641-1687)

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

    *Corresponding author: Dr. Huseyin Kocan, Department of Urology, Kanuni Sultan Suleyman Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Received: January 09, 2020;   Published: January 21, 2020

DOI: 10.32474/JUNS.2020.02.000142

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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 S├╝leyman 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 antibiotic resistance.

Keywords: ICD-10 code; urogenital system diseases; WHO; epidemiology

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