Recently, the National Foundation of Swallowing Disorders posted a survey on our website as a part of ESSD (European Society for Swallowing Disorders) World Swallowing Day.
This survey was designed to determine the use of ICD (International Classification of Diseases) codes for dysphagia in medical reports. The World Health Organization defines the ICD as, “the standard diagnostic tool for epidemiology, health management and clinical purposes. This includes the analysis of the general health situation of population groups. It is used to monitor the incidence and prevalence of diseases and other health problems, proving a picture of the general health situation of countries and populations.”