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International Classification of Health Interventions

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International Classification of Health Interventions

The International Classification of Health Interventions (ICHI) is a system of classifying [1] The last published version is denoted as alpha version 2.[2]

ICHI is intentionally designed to replace the "International Classification of Procedures in Medicine" (ICPM), a system that was developed in the 1970s but which never received the same international acceptance as ICD-9. As a result, most nations developed their own standards for coding procedures and interventions incompatible to the ICPM approach.

The initial basis of WHO-ICHI (alpha version) has been largely derived from the "Australian Classification of Health Interventions" (ACHI),[3] a portion of the Australian standard ICD-10-AM, which in turn was largely derived from ICD-10 and the United States extension ICD-9-CM. Currently (2014) the acceptance of the ICHI in the community of health care professionals might be better, but due to missing formal acceptance the spread of national variations beyond translation widely continues.

For accounting, the Australian health administration generated a code of [4] Cooperation of ISO and WHO is not detected.

See also


  1. ^ ICHI status of WHO Tokyo meeting 2010
  2. ^ WHO FIC newsletter Volume 11, Number 2, 2013
  3. ^ ICHI alpha version
  4. ^ ISO 9999:2011. Assistive products for persons with disability -- Classification and terminology

External links

  • WHO site (International framework for coding, evolution of ICHI paused)
  • Australian site (Australian version for coding)
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