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A diagnosis is the decision reached, after assessment, of the nature and identity of the disease or condition of a patient or recipient of residential care (resident).



Health services:

Diagnostic information provides the basis for analysis of health service usage, epidemiological studies and monitoring of specific disease entities.

Classification systems which enable the allocation of a code to the diagnostic information:
  • International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Australian Modification (ICD-10-AM),
  • British Paediatric Association Classification of Diseases,
  • North America Nursing Diagnosis Association,
  • International Classification of Primary Care International,
  • Classification of Impairments, Disabilities and Handicaps,
  • International Classification of Functioning.


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