ICD-10-AM is the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, Tenth Revision, Australian Modification. It consists of a tabular list of diseases and accompanying index.
ICD-10-AM was developed by the National Centre for Classification in Health and has been in use since 1998. It was developed with assistance from clinicians and clinical coders to ensure that the classification is current and appropriate for Australian clinical practice. ICD-10-AM is a derived version of the World Health Organization (WHO) ICD-10. It uses an alphanumeric coding scheme for diseases and external causes of injury. It is structured by body system and aetiology, and comprises three, four and five character categories. ICD-10-AM is updated on a regular basis, with the regular updates of ICD-10 being included as part of the updating process.