Examining the Impact on Mortality Data Resulting From the Change From Icd-9 Manual Coding to Icd-10 Automated Coding

McKenzie, Kirsten, Casey, Ron, Walker, Sue M., Burke, Peter, & Tong, Shilu (2001) Examining the Impact on Mortality Data Resulting From the Change From Icd-9 Manual Coding to Icd-10 Automated Coding. In Meeting of Heads of Who Collaborating Centres For the Classification of Diseases, 21- 27 October 2001, Bethesda, Maryland, USA. (Unpublished)

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Over the last few years of the 20th century, major changes occurred for the classification of cause-of-death information in Australia. In 1997 Automated Coding Software (ACS) was introduced to Australia for cause-of-death coding, and in 1999 Australia began using ICD-10 for coding causes-of-death (for more detail please refer to Causes of Death 1997 and Causes of Death 1999 (Australian Bureau of Statistics, catalogue number 3303.0). These two major changes in coding practices had significant implications for the consistency of mortality trend data in Australia. Two factors appear to have considerable impact on mortality trends resulting from changes to coding practice. These are changes to interpretations of rules relating to coding and underlying cause selection and changes to the disease codes between ICD versions. This paper reports some of the changes to mortality trends resulting from these changes to coding practice, and highlights the diseases most affected in the Australian data.

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ID Code: 2018
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
Keywords: ICD, coding
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance) (111711)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2001 (please consult author)
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 06 Feb 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2013 00:05

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