WHO - ICD Clinical classification consist of groupings of concepts (codes), plus definitions and business rules for their use. The standards are used by clinical coders to classify information derived from patient records, at the end of each hospital-provider consultant episode of care. Once the information is coded, it is then used in an aggregated, non-identifiable form, to allow for statistical and epidemiological analysis, reimbursement of hospitals and planning of health and care services - NHS Digital. The new WHO ICD11 Diagnosis codes will be the first version to include chronic pain. The chronic pain classification was developed by the Task Force of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) and is based on the current scientific evidence and the biopsychosocial model. Chronic pain is defined as pain that lasts or recurs for more than three months. monstrates the demand for international comparisons of interventions across countries. The new WHO - ICHI covers all parts of the health system and contains a wide range of new material not found in national classifications. It describes health interventions using the three axes of Target, Action and Means. Users may choose to record as needed additional information about an intervention using a variety of extension codes.
ICD-11 Codes define our global illnesses. These are important to understand global data and specialties involved. For the past 2 years, I spent over 200 hours collecting and submitting research, proposals and investigating the field of endometriosis to solve the inefficiencies of the descriptions. They are currently still in need of an update (and to have the correct medical credentials to defining them).
The objective of the Health Literacy Community is to build expertise and improve the policy development process by gathering current and emerging information from all WHO regions and organizing it in one place. It provide a forum for community members to interact on the basis of those materials from time to time as the need arises.
Endometriosis is a NCD - a noncommunicable disease that effects over 176 million women. People with illness are being part of the conversation over policy and action that influences their lives. I was fortunate to represent women with endometriosis with my story and health information in Geneva to define the agenda for updates to policy for the 2018 United Nations - High Level meeting. It was amazing working with this amazing bunch.
Workshop in Geneva: https://ncdalliance.org/news-events/news/together-we-are-stronger
NCD Alliance: ncdalliance.org/news-events/news/advocacy-agenda-of-people-living-with-ncds-takes-centre-stage
Personal stories reflect the need to have endometriosis join the conversation on NCD policy and action with the World Health Organization. SHARE YOUR STORY: apps.who.int/ncds-and-me/
Now that we understand that endometriosis can be found on every system of the body, there is an educational need to train Doctors to remove endometriosis from multiple organs. Laparoscopy and VATs virtual reality training could help women heal correctly and not have to have multiple surgeries due to skill. We are looking into ways to generate VR specific for endometriosis.