Journal article

The ICD-11 and opportunities for the osteopathy profession

Kylie Fitzgerald, Brett Vaughan, Michael Fleischmann, Daniel Orchard

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

As the global osteopathic profession continues to evolve, so does our understanding of the clinical presentations managed in osteopathic practice. While this data builds knowledge of the role of osteopathy in pain management, a limitation is a universal understanding and data collection strategy about diagnosis. The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) represents the international standard for identification and reporting of global health trends and epidemiological data. There are issues with ICD-10, particularly with respect to reporting chronic pain complaints. A task force developed new codes for chronic pain for the ICD-11 update. ICD-11 was ratified by the WHO in May 2019, and..

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