Philippine ICD-10 Modifications Handbook

The Department of Health through the National ICD-10 Technical Working Group headed by the National Epidemiology Center, in its aim to assist health care providers in the implementation of ICD-10 diagnostic classification, initiated the development  of  the  “Philippine ICD-10 Modifications, 1st Edition”.

The Philippine ICD-10 Modifications handbook is not intended to replace the principal ICD-10 international standards of WHO but complement them through additional information for their local adoption and usage.  Modifications to some categories, especially for several problematic diseases, were also introduced to facilitate the assignment of codes guided  by the basic principles of the original ICD-10 document.