5.6 Evaluation Questions 5
Expected time: 30 minutes
1. It is important to understand and follow a coding system, in order to accurately and consistently and the various types of congenital anomalies.
standardized, classify, code
2. What type of supplemental information can help a reviewer assign a proper code to a case?
A detailed description of the congenital anomaly, or copies or excerpts of clinical reports (e.g. surgery, imaging, autopsy report); photographs
3. What is the international standard diagnostic classification system?
International statistical classification of diseases and related health problems, tenth edition (ICD-10)
4. What are some ways in which a surveillance programme can work around the ICD-10 coding system’s lack of specificity for certain congenital anomalies?
- Use its own local modification that includes additional codes
- Add an extra digit for more detailed coding
- Refer to the RCPCH’s adaptation of the ICD-10
5. True or false: Final coding will always be at the central registry.
6. Which of the following does NOT cause difficulties when coding congenital anomalies?
- Prenatal diagnosis
- Live births where the neonate dies shortly after birth
- Confirmed diagnosis
- Possible diagnosis
c. Confirmed diagnosis
7. True or false: Capturing major anomalies should be prioritized over capturing minor anomalies on the data-collection form.
8. True or false: The ICD-10 is developed and maintained by WHO.