Identify and discuss the functions and relationships between healthcare classification systems. Also discuss why you believe so many different terminologies,vocabularies, and classification systems have been developed and whether or not you think this is necessary. You do not have to use proof to support your position; however, your position must be expressed coherently and logically.
Ans) Clinical Classification Systems: A classification is “a system that arranges or organizes like or related entities.”
- Classification systems are intended for classification of clinical conditions and procedures to support statistical data analysis across the healthcare system.
- The most widely used classifications of disease are (1) topographic, by bodily region or system, (2) anatomic, by organ or tissue, (3) physiological, by function or effect, (4) pathological, by the nature of the disease process, (5) etiologic (causal), (6) juristic, by speed of advent of death, (7) epidemiological.
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