Child maltreatment relational diagnosis using ICD codes: considerations for low- and middle-income settings

SOURCE: Family problems and family violence: reliable assessment and the ICD-11
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2013
TITLE AUTHOR(S): M.G.Makoae
SOURCE EDITOR(S): H.M.Foran, S.R.H.Beach, A.M.S.Slep, R.E.Heyman, M.Z.Wamboldt
KEYWORDS: CHILD WELL-BEING, CHILDREN, HEALTH SYSTEMS REFORM, LOW INCOME POPULATION, MALTREATMENT
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 7699

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Abstract

This chapter examines the extent of use of ICD-10 codes in health systems in general, and its use for diagnosing CM in LMICs in particular. Institutional arrangements, policy requirements, and practices of health professionals in relation to recognizing, documenting, and reporting CM as a public health issue, as well as some of the impeding factors to effective ICD use will be discussed.