The WHO Family of International Classifications (FIC) is a set of integrated classifications that provide a common language for health information across the world. These include:
Reference classifications are approved for international reporting and cover the main parameters of health. WHO is responsible for three primary reference classifications:
- International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD)
- International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF)
- International Classification of Health Interventions (ICHI)
Derived classifications are extensions of reference classifications, and are created for use within a specialty setting, such as within a national level. See all derived classifications.
Related classifications are complementary to reference and derived classifications, and cover specialty areas not otherwise described in the FIC. See all related classifications