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Medical classification systems are used for a variety of applications in medicine and medical informatics

  • statistical analysis of diseases and therapeutic actions
  • reimbursement e.g. based on DRGs
  • knowledge-based and decision support systems
  • direct surveillance of epidemic or pandemic outbreaks

Types of classification[]

List of medical classification systems[]

Revisions and sourced additions are welcome.

Specialized for medicine[]

Part of WHO Family of International Classifications (WHO-FIC) [1][]

Reference Classifications[]
Related Classifications[]
Derived Classifications[]
  • International Classification of Diseases for Oncology, Third Edition (ICD-O-3)
  • ICD-10 for Mental and Behavioural Disorders [7]
  • Application of the International Classification of Diseases to Dentistry and Stomatology, 3rd Edition (ICD-DA) [8]
  • Application of the International Classification of Diseases to Neurology (ICD-10-NA) [9]
  • International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health for Children and Youth (ICF-CY) [10]


Library classification that have medical components[]

  • Dewey Decimal System and Universal Decimal Classification (section 610-620)
  • Library of Congress Classification:Class R -- Medicine
  • National Library of Medicine classification

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