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ICF in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Keywords: ICF , Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

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The International Statistical Classification of Disease(ICD 10) and related health problems focuses ondiagnosis, disorders, morbidity and mortality. TheInternational Classification of Functioning, Disability andHealth by World Health Assembly (ICF) augments andenriches the ICD 10 in a way of a multipurposeclassification for description and measurement of aperson's functional status and associated health condition.Together the ICF and ICD 10 form the WHO Family ofInternational Classifications and provide a meaningfulpicture of health. In May 2001, the world health assemblyratified and approved the ICF for implementation in variousfields.

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