The IASP classification of chronic pain for ICD-11: Applicability in Primary Care

, Blair Smith, Egil A. Fors, Beatrice Korwisi, Antonia Barke, Paul Cameron, Lesley Colvin, Cara Richardson, Winfried Rief, Rolf-Detlef Treede

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Abstract

The International Classification of Diseases, 11th Revision (ICD-11) proposes, for the first time, a coding system for chronic pain. This system contains one code for ‘chronic primary pain’, where chronic pain is the disease, and six codes for secondary chronic pain syndromes, where pain developed in the context of another disease. This provides the opportunity for routine, standardised coding of chronic pain throughout all healthcare systems. In primary care, this will confer many important, novel advantages over current or absent coding systems. Chronic pain will be recognized as a centrally important condition in primary care. The capacity to measure incidence, prevalence and impact will help identification of human, financial, and educational needs required to address chronic pain in primary care. Finally, opportunities to match evidence-based treatment pathways to distinct chronic pain sub-types will be enhanced.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-87
Number of pages5
JournalPain
Volume160
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

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Keywords

  • Primary Care
  • Chronic Pain
  • ICD-11
  • ICPC
  • General Practice
  • Family Doctor
  • General Practitioner

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Smith, Blair ; Fors, Egil A. ; Korwisi, Beatrice ; Barke, Antonia ; Cameron, Paul ; Colvin, Lesley ; Richardson, Cara ; Rief, Winfried ; Treede, Rolf-Detlef. / The IASP classification of chronic pain for ICD-11 : Applicability in Primary Care. In: Pain. 2019 ; Vol. 160, No. 1. pp. 83-87.
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The IASP classification of chronic pain for ICD-11 : Applicability in Primary Care. / ; Smith, Blair; Fors, Egil A. ; Korwisi, Beatrice ; Barke, Antonia; Cameron, Paul; Colvin, Lesley; Richardson, Cara ; Rief, Winfried; Treede, Rolf-Detlef.

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