International Classification Of Diseases ( Icd )

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Healthcare industries around the globe caring for people at their most vulnerable are always conscious of the risk associated with their industries. Hence, these life-sustainer enterprises begin risk management plan in different stages as it fits into the type of services they render and laws governing their roles in their societies.
The World Health Organization defines Safety and Risk Management as “ activities or measures taken by an individual or health care organization to prevent, remedy or mitigate occurrence of a real or potential (patient) safety event”1
Risk management in the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) could be defined as ICD’s structured approach to managing uncertainty, related to threat, through a sequence of human activities including: risk assessment, strategies development to manage it, and mitigation of risk, using managerial resources by HIPAA-covered entities. 2
What is International Classification of Diseases (ICD)? ICD is the international standard diagnostic classification for all general epidemiological (the patterns, causes, and effects of health and disease conditions in defined populations) many health management purposes and clinical use.3,4 “It includes the analysis of the general health situation of population groups and monitoring of the incidence and prevalence of diseases and other health problems in relation to other variables such as the characteristics and…
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