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Understanding the International classification of diseases and the Canadian classification of health intervention: examples of use for the hospital pharmacist Volume 39, issue 2, Juin 2020

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1 Unité de recherche en pratique pharmaceutique, Département de pharmacie, CHU Sainte-Justine, Montréal (Qc)
2 Département des archives, CHU Sainte-Justine, Montréal (Qc), Canada
3 Faculté de pharmacie, Université de Montréal, Montréal (Qc), Canada
* Correspondance

Objective: The main objective is to describe two coding classifications of hospital stay for diagnosis and procedures performed during hospitalization in Canada. The secondary objective is to illustrate practical applications of these two classifications to hospital pharmaceutical practice. Methods: This is a literature review. The following terms: «international classification of diseases», «Canadian classification of health intervention», «clinical coding» and «pharmacy» were used. We also consulted two medical records technicians. Results: Two standard classifications have been identified and described: the International classification of diseases (ICD) and the Canadian classification of health intervention (CCI). A comparative profile of the CIM and the CCI in 2018 has been carried out. We present three useful applications of these two classifications in pharmaceutical practice: for a drug utilization review, for proper drug use, and for pharmacovigilance activity. Conclusion:This work describes the International classification of diseases (ICD) and the Canadian classification of interventions (CCI). Hospital pharmacists should be more interested in these classifications and their applications in hospital practice. This study also illustrates work involving the pharmacist-medical records technicians collaboration.

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