The Statistics Korea revised the Korean Standard Classification of Diseases (KCD) to reflect changes in domestic health and medical care environment and improve international comparison.
The KCD has been revised five times after it was adopted in 1952 for the compilation of health care statistics. This sixth revision was notified on July 6, 2010 and will come into effect on January 1, 2011.
Major revisions are the subdivision of high frequency diseases codes, and the application of ICD-10 updates (’06-’08) that are recommended by WHO. And Korean disease terms are corrected by referring to the new glossary of Korean medical terms.
With this sixth revision, the Statistics Korea will contribute to the development of health and medical care by providing data to be used for health care policy, and by exchanging and sharing information with the international community.