My opinion towards the ICD use is quite the same with other classmates.
I agree that if the hospitals do not use the ICD10 as a standard for disease diagnosis.
This would cause a major problem involving many healthcare stakeholders including
1) Insurance and reimbursement party: Since Thailand mostly rely on ICD-10 for reimbursement, the reimbursement process would be more complicated if the hospital do not use ICD-10 and do not use other interoperability standards for diagnosis and in long term would affects healthcare system. People may tend to have self-pay more and more.
2) Epidemiological research would be more difficult to conduct resulted in less real world evidence generated in country
3) Less organized and less interoperable system for data sharing among healthcare systems
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