The ICD blocks (German: "Gruppen") constitute a level in the hierarchy between the chapters and the three-digit codes. The three-digit code are grouped in sequence to form 240 groups that represent similar aetiological diagnoses. Unlike some other grouper systems, the ICD blocks do not consider similar diagnoses from different chapters of the ICD classification, for example chronic pain coded as a unspecific symptom (R52.1) and as a somatoform disorder (F45.4).
An object of class
data.frame with 4570 rows and 6 columns.
Year of validity (from 2004)
First three-digit ICD code in the block
Last three-digit ICD code in the block
ICD-10 chapter to which the block belongs
Label for the block
Short label for the block in format "A00-A09"
The source data was downloaded from the official download centre of the German Institute for Medical Documentation and Information (DIMDI). See also https://www.dimdi.de/dynamic/en/classifications/icd/icd-10-gm/tabular-list/structure/
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