ICD-11 was adopted by WHA72 in May 2019 and became effective on January 01, 2022. Since then, WHO member states can report their mortality data ICD-11 coded to WHO. Only after a flexible transition period of at least 5 years, reporting will be ICD-11 coded only. The specific date of introduction of ICD-11 in Switzerland for mortality coding has not yet been determined.
The WHO portal to ICD-11 provides information and tools here.
Structure of the ICD-11 Classification
MG30 Chronic pain
MG30.0 Chronic primary Pain
MG30.1 Chronic cancer related pain
MG30.2 Chronic postsurgical or post traumatic pain
MG30.3 Chronic secondary musculoskeletal pain
MG30.4 Chronic secondary visceral pain
MG30.5 Chronic neuropathic pain
MG30.6 Chronic secondary headache or orofacial pain
Learn more about the structure of the ICD-11 Classification here.
Definitions to the listed classifications above can be viewed here.
Pain diagnosis according to ICD-11
Video-lecture by PD Dr. med. Jürg Schliessbach on 12.05.2023
Chronic pain as a disease in its own right: pain diagnosis according to ICD-11
How to code chronic pain in ICD-11
Entry currently in progress
with the new ICD-11 it will be possible for the first time to register patients with chronic pain disorders. For this purpose, an algorithm has been developed by the University of Marburg to correctly record these codes. Our society supports the effort to use these diagnostic codes correctly and reliably.
Here you will find the information and links to participate in this study.
- La douleur chronique: du symptôme à la maladie in the journal revue médical suisse 2023
- Diagnosis of pain disorders in the journal PENSO for pension and social security professionals (in German)
- Classification algorithm for the International Classification of Diseases-11 chronic pain classification: development and results from a preliminary pilot evaluation
- Chronic pain as an independent disease new in ICD-11 in Schweiz Ärztezeitung 2020
- Chronic pain becomes an independent disease Interview in Schweiz Ärztezeitung 2022
Find the link to all WHO ICD-11 resources and materials
ICD-11 explained by the WHO
Learn about ICD-11, it’s purposes and use cases.
WHO’s universe of code entities for ICD-11, ICF, and ICHI
WHO ICD-11 Training
Learn about the ICD-11 in general with the material provided by the World Health Organization
ICD-11 Coding Tool
Facilitates the coding process
ICD-11 User Guide
Explains how to use the ICD-11
ICD-11 Information Sheet
Describes the purpose and uses of the International Classification of Diseases.
FAQs on the ICD Revision
Describes why ICD is important, who uses it, and why it is being revised.
ICD-11 Reference Guide
The reference guide explains how to use the ICD-11 and what is new.
ICD-11 Maintenance Platform
Comment on the ICD-11 proposals
ICD-11 Implementation or Transition Guide
This guide gives further information on the ICD-11 and how it will be implemented.