The eighth revision of the original (Bertillon’s) classification of causes of death but also encompassing diseases is referenced in this article at the WHO website.
The conference for the eighth revision was organised by the World Health Organisation and held in Geneva in 1965. According to the article above, the eighth revision did not change the essential structure of the classifications.
I undertook a quick search in Medline using the search term “icd-8” which returned 207 articles. Scanning through these there were a few papers that compared ICD-8 with ICD-10 (here, here and here). There were also a few papers comparing ICD-8 with DSM-III (here, here, here and here). This WHO Bulletin article looks at mortality statistics discontinuities between various versions of ICD. Whilst there were one or two other papers featuring ICD-8 diagnoses, ICD-8 was not the focus of those papers.
So in summary, the WHO had taken over the revising of the classifications with the sixth revision which also included the classification rules. In revisions 7 and 8 there weren’t any fundamental changes to the classification.
Appendix A – Other Posts in the Series on Health Information Exchanges
A Literature Review of 40 years of SNOMED
Arizona Statewide Health Information Exchange
A History of The Health Information Exchange in Pennsylvania
The Arkansas Health Information Exchange – SHARE
The California Health Information Exchange – Cal Index
Creating a Health Information Exchange in Arizona
Health Information Exchanges
Health Information Exchanges and Chronic Conditions
HIPPA and Health Information Exchanges
ICD-11 and SNOMED CT®
ICD-1 – Well…near enough
Körner Data and SNOMED: A Snapshot from 1988
Mapping ICD 9 (or 10) to SNOMED CT®
Over 1 Million Relationships: SNOMED CT ®
Standardisation of Health Information Technology in New Zealand
Statisticians were Responsible for the Development of an International Classification of Diseases
Why Do We Need Electronic Record Systems to Talk to Each Other
Appendix B – Definition of Health Information Exchange
This is the definition of the Health Information Exchange that I use (Hersh et al, 2015)
‘Health information exchange (HIE), the electronic sharing of clinical information across the boundaries of health care organizations‘
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