Table 4

Technology type and purpose for the five most common ICD-10 chapter headings

Infectious disease ICD-ICancer ICD-IICirculatory disorders ICD-IXNervous system ICD-VIHealth status, screening, rehab ICD-XXITotal
Technology type
 Assistive devices3 (8.6)3 (1.5)
 Diagnostic tests and imaging5 (10.4)12 (30.0)7 (18.4)6 (16.7)2 (5.7)32 (16.2)
 Devices and biomaterials3 (6.3)1 (2.5)10 (26.3)9 (25.0)11 (31.4)34 (17.3)
 IT systems, eHealth and mHealth1 (2.8)3 (8.6)4 (2.0)
 Drugs (not prophylactic vaccines)10 (20.8)16 (40.0)7 (18.4)2 (5.6)5 (14.3)40 (20.3)
 Regenerative medicine2 (5.0)7 (18.4)9 (25.0)18 (9.1)
 Medical equipment2 (4.2)1 (2.8)1 (2.9)4 (2.0)
 Therapeutic procedures1 (2.1)1 (2.5)3 (7.9)4 (11.1)9 (4.6)
 Organisational programmes3 (6.3)1 (2.9)4 (2.0)
 Prophylactic vaccines22 (45.8)1 (2.9)23 (11.7)
 Population programmes1 (2.1)2 (5.0)2 (5.3)1 (2.8)3 (8.6)9 (4.6)
 Non-surgical therapy2 (5.0)1 (2.8)3 (1.5)
 Other/unknown1 (2.1)4 (10.0)2 (5.3)2 (5.6)5 (14.3)14 (7.1)
 Total48 (100%)40 (100%)38 (100%)36 (100%)35 (100%)197 (100%)
Technology purpose
 Diagnosis and monitoring of disease7 (14.6)12 (30.0)8 (21.1)7 (19.4)1 (2.9)35 (17.8)
 Health promotion and disease prevention29 (60.4)5 (12.5)5 (13.2)1 (2.8)18 (51.4)58 (29.4)
 Treatment and disease management11 (22.9)22 (55.0)25 (65.8)22 (61.1)1 (2.9)81 (41.1)
 Rehabilitation0 (0.0)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)4 (11.1)15 (42.9)19 (9.6)
 Other and unknown1 (2.1)1 (2.5)0 (0.0)2 (5.6)0 (0.0)4 (2.0)
 Total48 (100%)40 (100%)38 (100%)36 (100%)35 (100%)197 (100%)
  • ICD-10, International Classification of Diseases, 10th revision; IT, information technology; eHealth, electronic health; mHealth, mobile health.