icd_meta_blocks: data.frame containing metadata for the ICD-10-GM code blocks

Description Usage Format Details Source See Also

Description

The ICD blocks (German: "Gruppen") constitute a level in the hierarchy between the chapters and the three-digit categories. Sequential codes are grouped to form 240 groups that represent similar aetiological diagnoses. Unlike other grouper systems, the ICD blocks do not consider similar diagnoses from different chapters of the ICD classification, for example chronic pain as a unspecific symptom (R52.1) and as a somatoform disorder (F45.4).

Usage

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Format

An object of class data.frame with 4071 rows and 6 columns.

Details

year

Year of validity (from 2004)

icd_block_first

First three-digit ICD code in the block

icd_block_last

Last three-digit ICD code in the block

chapter

ICD-10 chapter to which the block belongs

block_label

Label for the block

block_id

Short label for the block in format "A00-A09"

Source

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/

See Also

Other ICD-10-GM metadata: icd_meta_chapters, icd_meta_codes, icd_meta_transition


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