ICHI - International Classification of Health Interventions

The new interventions classification for every health system

ICHI is the World Health Organization’s new classification for reporting and analyzing health interventions.

ICHI is the companion classification to the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) and the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF).
The classification provides Member States, service providers, managers, and researchers with a common tool for reporting and analysing health interventions for statistical, quality and reimbursement purposes

ICHI is designed for use at all levels of health systems. As an international standard it enables comparison of data between countries and services.
ICHI can be used directly for data collection or as a base for developing national classifications. ICHI provides a common structure to which codes in national classifications can be mapped to compile international data.

Comprehensive content

ICHI is a classification describing what health systems do. ICHI uses three axes to describe interventions: Target, Action and Means. It is profession and setting neutral.

ICHI describes the health system

ICHI includes medical, surgical, primary care, community health, rehabilitation, allied health, mental health, nursing and public health interventions.
ICHI contains more than 7,000 interventions. Further detail such as medical or assistive products can be added using extension codes.
Intervention codes may be used to describe interventions and packages of interventions delivered to individuals, groups, or populations.