The incidence of pediatric C. diff infections (CDIs) has increased dramatically over the last 2 decades, with a 12.5-fold increase in overall incidence and an 80% rise in CDI-related hospitalizations. According to a multistate prevalence survey of healthcare–associated infections published in the New England Journal of Medicine, a total of 481 pathogens were reported to account for 73.8% HAIs. Among the 481 pathogens, C. diff was the most common, responsible for 12.1% of reported HAIs.
CBSPD Expiration: July 31, 2023
IAHCSMM Expiration: July 5, 2021
The move to ICD-11
The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD) is the bedrock for health statistics. The ICD provides a common vocabulary for recording, reporting and monitoring health problems regardless of what country a patient lives in or language spoken. In June the WHO released its 11th revision: the ICD-11. With 7.4 billion people speaking nearly 7,000 languages, if a doctor in another country cannot read a person’s medical records, at least they will know what the ICD code means.
is how long ago the ICD-10 was launched and with over a decade in the making, the new ICD-11 version is a vast improvement.
January 1, 2022
is the day that the World Health Assembly has chosen for ICD-11 adoption to go into effect. However, adoption won’t happen overnight as thousands of coders from healthcare organizations of all types and sizes will
participants are taking part in 112,383 code assignments.
is the number of countries involved in ICD-11 field testing.
is the number of codes in ICD-11 vs. 14,400 in ICD-10.
Source: World Health Organization, 2018.