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SILVA, Olga M. P.  and  LEBRAO, Maria Lúcia. Comparing the International Classification of Disease to Dentistry and Stomatology (ICD-DA) and the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-10). Rev. bras. epidemiol. [online]. 2001, vol.4, n.2, pp.114-119. ISSN 1415-790X.

INTRODUCTION: Adopting a classification system of diseases is necessary to perform epidemiological studies of morbidity. In oral and maxillo-facial injuries and in dentistry we may use the International Classification of Diseases for Dentistry and Stomatology (ICD-DA), but the classification is not always appropriate. The objective of the study is to compare the accuracy of the ICD-DA to the International Classification of Diseases-10th Revision (ICD-10) in the classification of diagnoses. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 2,372 encounters were analyzed in oral and maxillo-facial care and in dental emergency services, in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. The encounters were codified by both classifications. RESULTS: 1,117 cases were better classified by the dental classification, but in 267 cases the ICD-DA does not offer a code. In 978 cases the details were the same in both classifications.

Keywords : Maxillofacial injuries; Dental care; Morbidity surveys; International classification of diseases; Dental service; hospital.

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