6 things to know about ICD-11 right now

Moving into the New Year, one development to watch is the ICD-11 version for Mortality and Morbidity Statistics.

Here are six things to know about ICD-11.

1. The World Health Organization is working to prepare ICD-11 coding guidelines, which are set for release in 2018.

2. The Joint Task Force steering group has been helping with preparation efforts. According to WHO, the group has offered strategic and technical advice.

3. WHO also started a Medical Scientific Advisory Committee in 2016. According to WHO, experts on the committee were primarily tasked with advising on scientific content for ICD-11.

4. Additionally, a Revision Steering Group was participated in the revision process for roughly a decade. WHO said the group primarily offered "guidance through reviewing the content to ensure adequate coverage of the full scope of healthcare diseases and related health conditions while addressing the needs of users."

5. A Beta draft of ICD-11 is available here. The draft, updated routinely, is not final.

6. The current proposal for ICD-11 includes "gaming disorder" under the subcategory of "disorders due to addictive behaviors," according to Fortune. The ICD-11 draft describes a gaming disorder as "a pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behavior ('digital gaming' or 'video-gaming'), which may be online (i.e., over the internet) or offline, manifested by: 1) impaired control over gaming (e.g., onset, frequency, intensity, duration, termination, context); 2) increasing priority given to gaming to the extent that gaming takes precedence over other life interests and daily activities; and 3) continuation or escalation of gaming despite the occurrence of negative consequences."

Read more about ICD-11 here.  


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