Evolution in classifying mortality statistics

McKenzie, Kirsten, Tong, Shilu, Walker, Sue M., & Sadkowsky, Krystian (2002) Evolution in classifying mortality statistics. National Centre for Classification in Health (Australia).


Between 1997 and 2002, two major changes occurred in the classification of causes of death and mortality coding practices in Australia. In 1997, automated coding software (ACS) was introduced to Australia for mortality coding; and in 1999, Australia introduced the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, Tenth Revision (ICD-10) for the coding of causes of death. These changes had significant implications for the classification of cause of death information and the consistency of mortality data in Australia. This information paper aims to illustrate the impact of these changes on mortality trends, and to highlight the diseases most affected by the changes.

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Keywords: cause of death, classification, mortality statistics, coding practices, Australia
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 National Centre for Classification in Health (Australia)
Deposited On: 07 Feb 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2015 14:12

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